With a simple trick, you can convert almost any PowerPoint document to word document. Here are the exact steps you should follow.
When it comes to presentations of any sort or rich resumes, there is nothing that even comes close to the MS Office PowerPoint. After giving a presentation, there might be times when you need to give printed handouts. This especially true for organized seminars, boot camps, etc. Though you can print PPTs directly from the PowerPoint itself, you can also make them editable word documents, customize it as needed with the rich formatting tools, and then print the handouts. This is especially useful to add watermarks, additional contact info, and other things.
To create an editable word document, you first need to convert PowerPoint to Word. As long as the PowerPoint PPT has no complicated animations, it is really simple to convert the PPT to Word.
Thankfully, the PowerPoint software itself has options to convert PowerPoint to Word document. Let me show the exact steps on how to do it.
Steps to Convert PowerPoint to Editable Word Document
To convert PowerPoint document to an editable Word document, you need to use the Create Handouts feature in the PowerPoint itself. The option is available in the Export tab. Follow the below steps to know how to do it.
- First, open the PPT document in the PowerPoint.
- After opening the PowerPoint document, click on the “File” tab.
- Click on the “Export” option in the File tab.
- In the Export tab, click on the “Create Handouts” option.
- Click on the “Create Handouts” button on the right panel.
- This action will open the Send to Word window. Here, select the preferred layout under the “Page Layout in Microsoft Word” section.
- Next, select the “Paste” option under the “Add slides to Microsoft Word document” section.
- Click the “Ok” button to continue.
As soon as you click the button, the Word application will open automatically and imports the PPT document according to the settings you chose earlier. Depending on how many slides you have and how complicated they are, it can take a few seconds to complete the import process. Once completed, you can start editing it just like any other Word document.
Things to Note:
If you want to automatically update the imported document as soon as you update the PPT document, choose the “Paste link” option in step 7. Since you are only pasting a link to the PPT slide, the Word document will be auto-updated as soon as you update the PowerPoint presentation.
Depending on the PPT document and how complex it is, you might have to choose a different layout option in step 6. If the current layout is not to your liking, play with other layout styles and see how it works for you.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out how to convert PDF to Word document.