Export Word documents to PowerPoint presentations

Have you ever wished you could easily transform an existing Word document into a great PowerPoint presentation? If so, the wait is over!  

When you use the Export command and select Export to PowerPoint presentation, Word creates a presentation based on all the summarized sections of the document. It also uses AI to add imagery, icons, videos, themes, and fonts for the design theme you choose for the presentation. 

How it works 

  1. Open the document you want to transform into a presentation in Word for the web. Make sure that it contains only text. The headings in the document will become the slide headings in the presentation.

  2. Go to File > Export > Export to PowerPoint presentation

    Export to presentation

  3. In the Export to presentation window, choose a design theme for your presentation, and then select Export

    Design themes for the presentation

    Word exports and transforms the document, applying the design theme you chose.

    Converting document to presentation

  4. After the transformation is complete, select Open presentation to review the results in PowerPoint for the web. 

    Conversion complete

    Word for the web saves the transformed presentation to the root folder of your OneDrive.

Scenarios to try 

  • Open a Word document and explore the available PowerPoint themes.

  • Open a Word document that's mostly text and select Transform to see which AI-backed assets are added.

Known Issues 

  • This feature is currently only available in English.

  • This feature is not available in the Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.

  • We only support text content for the transformation to presentation, other media content support is not currently available. You can add your own media to the presentation after you have transformed your Word document.

Requirements 

  • A stable internet connection

  • Word for the web

  • A text-only Word for the web document

Availability  

Export to PowerPoint presentation is available in Word for the web to the First Release audience. We are rolling it out to all web users shortly.   

We typically release features over some time to ensure that things are working smoothly.  We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as Insiders, have had the opportunity to try them. 

Feedback 

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