How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document?
December 14, 2012 7:35 AM   Subscribe

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document?

I've got a half-done presentation (slides and extensive notes) that needs to become a paper instead. How can I export the text (slides and notes) to word? I can do a whole bunch of cut and paste, but it seems like there might be a setting to do it buried somewhere.
posted by Jahaza to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Your version of Office + OS might be relevant.

But I googled and found this step-by-step to get a ppt into an .rtf formatted document, which you can then save as .doc.
posted by victory_laser at 7:40 AM on December 14, 2012

Good point victory_laser!

I'm running Office 2010 on Windows 7.
posted by Jahaza at 7:43 AM on December 14, 2012

There's normally a left-side bar that shows you the individual slides. If you click on the outline view, you can select "outline" instead of "slides" on the tab at the top. Then you can select all text and paste it into word.

I also use Puretext for this type of thing.

BUT and this is a big but, it might not get all your text boxes. Just the main ones. Should save a bit of time though....

Hope it helps.
posted by guy72277 at 8:07 AM on December 14, 2012

In Powerpoint:

File > Save & Send > Create Handouts > Create Handouts

It's in the lower part of the "Save & Send" section, under file types.
posted by zarq at 9:37 AM on December 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

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