How to Convert PowerPoint Presentation to Word

Insert PowerPoint slides into a Word document as individual images

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When you want to use PowerPoint slides in a Microsoft Word document, use the Word Insert from File tool to import one or more slides from a PowerPoint presentation as images to the Word file.

Instructions in this article apply to Microsoft Word for Office 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.

Considerations

In old versions of Microsoft Office, it sometimes made sense to export PowerPoint content into Word to mark it up with speakers notes and other information. However, PowerPoint has advanced such that these workarounds not 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.