Video:How to Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentationswith Kostas Georgokitsos
Converting Word outlines to PowerPoint presentations can be convenient and quick. Watch this how-to video from About.com for tips for converting Word outlines to PowerPoint presentations.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Hi, I am Kostas Georgokitsos for About.com. Today I'll show you how to convert Word outlines to PowerPoint presentations.
Choose Commands to Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
First, open a new Word document. Go to File, Options and select "Quick Access Toolbar" from the list on the left. Under "Choose commands from", click on the drop-down arrow and select "All Commands". From the list below it, choose "Send to Microsoft PowerPoint", click "Add" and then "OK". The new button has appeared on the upper left corner of the Word document, in the quick access toolbar. This will be your basic tool for converting a Word outline to a PowerPoint presentation.
Use Headings to Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Now make sure the Home tab is open. Start writing your outline. When you're done, click the "Send to Microsoft PowerPoint" button that you added before. This opens PowerPoint and instantly converts your outline into slides. In this example a slide has been created for each line. The content of each line has been set as the title of the slide that it's been converted into.
To change this structure, close PowerPoint. This will take you back to Word. Select the first line and on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click on "Heading 1". Select the rest of the lines and click on "Heading 2". Now click the "Send to Microsoft PowerPoint" button. In the new presentation, the first line has been set as the title and the rest of them as text under the title.
Tips for Converting Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Now, go back to Word. Select "Slide 2" and change it from Heading 2 to Heading 1. Send this to PowerPoint and you will get a presentation with 2 slides. To create subtext select the part of the document, that you want to turn into subtext and change it from Heading 2 to Heading 3. To add a 2nd level subtext, change the selected text to Heading 4. Send to PowerPoint.
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