Using Rich Text Format (RTF) and PowerPoint
I guess the first question one might ask is "Why would I want to create a rich text format document from a PowerPoint presentation?"
Here are just a few examples of why this is a great feature:
- outline can be read in any word processing program, text editor, on a computer or a cell phone
- edits can be made easily to the text content
- your boss may only be interested in the content of the presentation
- an RTF document is a very small file size -- great for emailing
It is important to note that while the text content is saved in this rich text format outline, it is simply that -- an outline -- and most of the "glitz" you may have added will not be in the resultant document. However, the text formatting will be retained -- such as bold, italics, font size, font style and most importantly, the font color. (More on that later).
How to Create an RTF Document from a PowerPoint Presentation
- At the left end of the ribbon, choose File > Save As.
- When the Save As dialog box opens, navigate to the correct folder to save this file and type a file name in the appropriate text box.
- Click the drop down arrow for the Save as type: list and choose Outline/RTF (*.rtf).
- Click the Save button.
The PowerPoint presentation is now saved as yourfilename.rtf in the folder you selected. You may now open this rich text format document in the word processor (or other text editor) of your choice.