So you’ve created a nice outline in Microsoft Word (see my post: Outlining in Microsoft Word 2007). Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create a PowerPoint presentation from your masterpiece? Well, if you’re using Word 2007 and PowerPoint 2007, it’s easy to do! Let’s look at two ways of doing it:
Sending a Word Outline to PowerPoint
To send a Microsoft Word outline to PowerPoint, you’ll need to add the Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint button to your Quick Access Toolbar.
Add the Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint Button
- Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button and select More Commands…
- In the Choose commands from: drop down, select Commands Not in the Ribbon.
- Scroll down and double-click the Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint command.
- Click OK to close the Word Options window.
Send the Outline to PowerPoint
- Use Heading styles to create the outline.
Open the outlined document.
- Click the Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint button.
PowerPoint will open with a new presentation based on your headings. Level 1 headings become individual slides, Level 2 headings become bullets in the slide, Level 3 headings become sub-bullets, etc. If you want to include some body text in the slides, apply a Heading style to that text.
Import a Word Outline into a PowerPoint Presentation
To import an outline into PowerPoint, you need to make sure your Word document is not open.
- Start PowerPoint.
- On the Home Tab, click the New Slide drop down and select Slides from Outline…
- Navigate to the outline you want to use and click Insert.
The slide below was created using the outline for this article.
Using Word with other programs is covered in Webucator’s Advanced Microsoft Word 2007 Class.
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