Creating a Presentation from a Word Document Outline
When you are planning your presentation you can make a
list of headings and points in Word and then format this in such a way that
PowerPoint will be able to create a presentation from it.
To create the Word Outline
for a presentation, format the slide title points with the Heading1
style and format anything that you want bulleted with the Heading2 style
(the styles can be found in a drop-down box next to the fonts on the Formatting
Toolbar). To help you see the
hierarchy of your document in Word, click on the View drop-down menu and
choose Outline to display the document outline as below.
Save your Word document and start PowerPoint, choose a
new, blank presentation but do not insert any slides at all.
Now click on the Insert drop-down menu and choose Slides from
Outline. Browse for your Word
document and select it, PowerPoint will then import the document and create a
slide structure from it. The
example below shows PowerPoint’s presentation outline created from the Word document
outline shown above.
Click here to return to the PowerPoint index.