How To Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Word Document
Posted By: Ryan Richardson - 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

When giving a presentation, it’s common to give your audience handouts to go along with your agenda. Something that not many people realize is that rather than printing these out from Microsoft PowerPoint, you can export your presentation to Microsoft Word in just a few clicks. This allows you to take advantage of Microsoft Word’s robust formatting capabilities and add more in-depth information that couldn’t fit in your slides.

 

Instructions for Mac OS:

  1. Open your PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Select “File” from your menu bar
  3. Select “Export”
  4. Name your file and choose a location to store it
  5. Select “Rich Text Format (.rtf)” from the File Format drop-down menu
  6. Save your new .rtf document
  7. Right click on your .rtf document
  8. Open with Microsoft Word

 

Instructions for Windows 10:

  1. Open your PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Select “File” from your menu bar
  3. Select “Export”
  4. Select “Create Handouts”
  5. Select “Create Handouts in Microsoft Word”
  6. Choose a page layout for your handout
  7. Choose “Paste Link” if you would like your Word Document to automatically update as you are working on your PowerPoint Presentation. Choose “Paste” only if you would like your Word document to stay the same despite updates to your personation.