PowerPoint tip: How to create slides from a Word doc

Information required for a presentation may already exist in a Word document. You’re able to import this information into a PowerPoint presentation without having to retype or cut and paste.


Before you start the presentation remember:

  • the Word document must be formatted with Heading Styles for this to work
  • you must close your Word document before importing into PowerPoint.


To create slides from a Word document:

  • Open a blank PowerPoint document
  • Go to the Home tab
  • Click New Slide > Slides from Outline > navigate to where the Word document is saved > Insert

  • PowerPoint has now generated the slides from your Word document
  • Go to the Design tab and select a Theme to help you enhance your presentation.


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