Want to make a PowerPoint presentation? Insiders can now create them from Word documents

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What you need to know

  • Office Insiders can now convert Word documents into PowerPoint presentations.
  • The feature adds imagery, icons, videos, themes, and fonts using AI.
  • First Release Insiders using Word for the web are the first people who can test it out.

Microsoft is testing out a nifty new feature for creating PowerPoint presentations. The company recently announced the ability to transform Word documents into PowerPoint presentations. The feature is rolling out gradually to Insiders. First Release Insiders using Word for the web are the first people who can try it.

According to Microsoft's Insider blog post (opens in new tab), the Transform command will create a presentation based on the summarized sections of a document. It will also add images, icons, videos, themes, and fonts using AI.

If you're an Insider with this option available, you can try it using these steps outlined by Microsoft:

  1. Open any document you want to convert into a presentation in Word for the web.
  2. Click File > Transform > Transform to PowerPoint presentation.
  3. When prompted, choose a design theme for your presentation.
  4. Click Open presentation to review the results in PowerPoint for the web.
  5. The presentation will be created in the OneDrive root folder of the user who used this option.

The feature hasn't appeared on my system yet. Even if you are an Insider, you may have to wait for a bit to test it out.

If you aren't an Office Insider but would like to be, you can follow our guide on how to enroll in the Office Insider program on Windows 10.

Sean Endicott
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1 Comment
  • hmm. coukd be useful when makong a proposal and need slides to go along. but the reverse would be better. image placement with powerpoint is far easier.