Video:Convert a MS PowerPoint Document to a Word Documentwith Don Schechter
Have you been frustrated trying to switch or combine Microsoft Office programs? Learn the settings and steps to convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Word document, preserving both layout and content for easy printing.See Transcript
Transcript:Convert a MS PowerPoint Document to a Word DocumentHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll show you how to convert your Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation to a Microsoft Word document so you can print it out for editing, approval from your boss, or for notes.
Export PowerPoint DeckFirst open PowerPoint and open the presentation you want to convert by going to File, Open and choosing your project. Then go to File, Send to, and choose Microsoft Office Word.
Choose PowerPoint Export LayoutA window will appear with five different options for the layout of your presentation in Word. Choose which layout best suits your needs. If you have speaker notes, which are hidden text fields in your Power Point presentation, they will show if you choose a layout with the wavy lines.
If you choose a layout with slides and straight lines there will be space for someone to make comments or take notes on your slides. You can also choose to just display your outline. An outline view is easy if you just need to see the information on the slides. I ll choose blank lines next to slides.
Pasting Options for Converting PowerPoint to WordAt the bottom of the window there are two options for pasting methods. You can just paste which will create a document in the style you've chosen above. Or you can choose Paste Link. This feature allows your Word document to update next time you open it if the presentation is edited in PowerPoint. It's great if you plan on making multiple drafts.
Click OK when you're done. Your presentation will open up in Word. I can type in the blank space, print it, save it and email it.
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