How to Add PowerPoint Slides Into a Word Document

Insert PowerPoint slides as individual images

What to Know

  • In Word, go to Insert > Add from Files and select the PowerPoint file. Choose Insert Slide for each slide you want to add.
  • Use the Picture Format menu to adjust each inserted slide.

When you want to use PowerPoint slides in a Microsoft Word document, use the Add from Files tool to import one or more slides from a PowerPoint presentation as images to the Word file. We show you how to do it using Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word for Mac.

How to Insert PowerPoint Slides Into a Word Document

Slides from an existing PowerPoint presentation can be inserted as an image into a blank document or an existing document.

  1. Open an existing or blank Word document, then position the cursor where you want to insert the PowerPoint slide.

  2. Go to the Insert tab and select Add from Files.

  3. Select the PowerPoint file that contains the slides you want to add to the Word document.

    If the file isn't listed, select Show More Files to browse the filesystem and choose a file.

    Add from File button in Word
  4. In the Insert From File panel, find the slide you want to insert as an image and select Insert Slide to insert it into the document.

    The slide appears as an image. It can only be edited with photo tools.

    Insert Slide button in Word
  5. Use the Picture Format menu to adjust each inserted slide.


In old versions of Microsoft Office, it sometimes made sense to export PowerPoint content into Word to mark it up with the speaker's notes and other information. However, PowerPoint has advanced such that these workarounds no longer prove as helpful.

PowerPoint presentations can be exported in different formats including PDF, several image formats, several movie formats, and a rich-text outliner format. Use these export formats as an alternative to a multi-step Word process.

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