From the article: Convert PowerPoint Slide Shows to Word Documents
Converting PowerPoint to a Word document allows your boss to quickly review your work and suggest possible edits. It is also a fast method of printing your slides or speaker notes. Do you have another use for this feature in PowerPoint -- something that others may benefit from, but had never thought of? Share your tips with us here.
Better PowerPoint presentations
- PowerPoint is often used as word processor rather than presentation aid. I like to put all the details in PowerPoint and reduce it to a better presentation. If I convert the original to word, I can still use it to prepare the actual talk.
- —Guest Danny
- THANK YOU! You would think that would be worth a check box in the Power Point pop-up window
- —Guest Darrell P
Resolution: Reduce Size of File
- After my post I did some research. The reason the files are so big is the fact that MS has decided to EMBED EACH SLIDE as OLE object! Each slide image is an OLE object and you can see this by double-clicking the slide image in the Word document to open the slide in PowerPoint for editing. The solution to the problem is to INDIVIDUALLY select each slide in the Word document and then press SHIFT+CTRL+F9. This strips off the OLE content and you will see you files drop to a managable file size for Word. I hope this helps! ISD RULES!
These are HUGE files!
- I remembered I had done this in the past and only converted the outline. However, I am creating facilitator guides for a training class and I want the small picture next to the speaker notes. I have a presentation that is 120 slides and about 8 mb. Once created to Word (small pix with notes on side), the Word document bloats to more than 525 mb! This file size if far too large for Word to manage. It will crash just by trying to save the file. I had to chop the file into 5 lessons, but they are all 100 mb. All attempts to convert to simpler formats, such as RGB have carried over the bloated formatting inside the file. My RGB file was still several hundred mb. Has anyone else noticed this bloat in file size during conversion? I have duplicated the error on several machines with different OS, so I don't think I am unique. Any work-arounds, folks? I would be very appreciative if someone could tell me a way to get around this problem.
PowerPoint to Word
- I did a detailed PowerPoint and then considered converting it to a storybook for my students.
- —Guest Esther
Resize all PowerPoint images
- when I transfer the powerpoint to word I want to get rid of the slide number (which I was able to do by deleting that column), and make each of the powerpoint images larger so that students can see them more clearly. I can go slide by slide in word and drag the corner, but I was wondering if there is a way to select all the slides and make them larger all at once?
- —Guest David
Script for Voiceover
- I convert powerpoint to word so I can deliver voiceover scripts to the talent in the format they prefer. Only problem is file size. When I export to word, a 2MB file absolutely *explodes* to 30 MB. Yes, thirty megabytes. When I delete the previews of the slides, it's down to 30k.
- —Guest Greg
PowerPoint to Word as Teaching Tool
- As a teacher in an adult business school, I've received some presentations from publishers or corporate in PowerPoint format. I always give my students a copy of my presentations. But unless the subject is image dense (e.g., anatomy), many subjects work better with an outline format. It takes more time to do the conversion because of formatting issues, but it makes the notes more understandable and retainable for the students.
- —Guest Rani S.
Sending by email
- I convert my PowerPoint to Word for one of the obvious reasons -- I work in a satellite office and must submit my presentations for approval. Converting quickly to Word and then emailing it to my boss at head office makes it a small file in comparison to the original PowerPoint.
- —Guest Helen