How to Open PowerPoint Slides in Microsoft Word?

We will provide you complete steps that will guide you in converting the PowerPoint presentation into a Microsoft Word document by easily using the “Create Handouts” feature on the PowerPoint for Windows operating system, or by exporting an RTF (Rich Text Format) file using PowerPoint for Mac operating system. The latest version of PowerPoint for Mac does not have any “Create Handouts” feature. RTF files are not able to convert the document accurately formatting of some PowerPoint features, many images and backgrounds might not be supported in the word.

Below we are describing the steps for both operating systems, such as Mac as well as Windows. But to avoid the trouble following the steps in ascending order and saves your time and efforts. The steps are mentioning below-

Steps to Open PowerPoint Slides in Microsoft Word

For Windows

  1. Click to open a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Then, click on the PowerPoint presentation file which you want to convert
  3. Then, click to open the file
  4. Now, click on the file option, appears in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  5. Then, click on the export option, given in the scroll-down menu.
  6. Click on the create handouts option
  7. Now, click to create handouts in Microsoft Word.
  8. Choose a layout for the Word document.
  • If you want that Word document to update automatically whenever the original PowerPoint presentation is changed, then click on the Paste link option.
  • If you want that the Word document to remain unchanged, whenever the original PowerPoint presentation is updated, then click on the Paste option.
  1. Finally, click on the OK button.
  2. Now, the PowerPoint presentation will open as a Word document.

For Mac

  1. Click to open a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. For properly open the PowerPoint presentation file, that you want to convert, then click on the File, Open and choose the file.
  3. Now, click the filein the menu bar option,
  4. Click on the Export option.
  5. Now, type a filename in the Export As a field, and a save location in the “Where” scroll-down menu.
  6. Click on the “File Format” scroll-down menu and choose the Rich Text Format (.rtf).
  7. Click on the Export option, so that the PowerPoint presentation will be saved as a Rich Text Format (.rtf) document in the specified location.
  8. Now, open Microsoft Word.
  9. Click to open the RTF file.
  10. Then, click on the File, then you need to open and select the RTF file that you just exported from the PowerPoint. It will open the RTF file in the Microsoft Word.
  11. Click on the File and then click on the Save As an option, it will open the Save window which will let you save the document or file as a Word file.
  12. Click on the “Format” scroll-down menu and select the Word Document (.docx).
  13. Click on the Save option.
  14. Finally, the PowerPoint presentation is now saved as a Microsoft Word document

Note: if in any case, the formatting and pagination will not match with the original PowerPoint presentation, and many backgrounds or pictures might not be supported by the RTF format in Mac. Ensure by going through the Word document and also adjust it to your liking.

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