Insert outline text from Word to your PowerPoint presentation

If you have created a report or an outline in Microsoft Word, and now want to use that as the framework for a presentation, you can insert the outline text to PowerPoint. Here’s how:

  1. In PowerPoint, on the Home tab, click New Slide.

    Slides from outline

  2. Click Slides from Outline.

  3. Locate and double-click the Word file (.doc or .docx) that contains the outline that you want to insert in your presentation.

    The file opens in PowerPoint.

    Notes:  If you are using one of the following versions of Word and you insert an outline into your PowerPoint presentation, the text in the presentation is formatted based on heading styles set in the original outlined document:

    • Word 97-2003 (.doc)

    • Word 2007 (.docx)

    • Word 2010 (.docx)

    • Word 2013 (.docx)

    • Word 2016 (.docx)

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