How to Insert Outline Text from Word to PowerPoint 2007

To make a PowerPoint presentation based on an existing document that is created in Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, or any other program that supports the use of heading styles, you can use the outline structure of the outlined document simply by inserting the document into Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

When you insert and use an outline from a Microsoft Word 97-2003 document (.doc), a Word 2007 document (.docx), a text file (.txt), or a rich text format (.rtf) file in a MS PowerPoint 2007 presentation, the text in the presentation is formatted based on heading styles set in the original outlined document or file.

1. Open your PowerPoint 2007, go to the Home tab -> Slides group, click the arrow next to New Slide, and then click Slides from Outline.

Slide from Outline in PowerPoint 2007

2. Locate and double-click the file containing the outline that you want to insert into your presentation. Then edit to perfect it.


* If the source file contains no heading styles (for example, a text file that contains only plain text), Office PowerPoint 2007 creates an outline based on paragraphs in the source file.

* When you insert outline text from an HTML document, the headings and their positions remain the same as they are in the HTML document. All of the text, however, appears in one text box on a slide.

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