How to convert a PowerPoint to Word.

A woman in a living room uses her laptop to convert a PowerPoint to Word.

Turn your PowerPoint presentations into Word files. Learn how to convert your slides with and without PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint works well for presentations, but its PPT file format isn’t ideal for sharing the text on your slides. If you — or someone else — need only the text, it’s best to convert the slideshow into a Word document. It will make it easy to share and edit the information. Before you convert a PowerPoint to Word, be sure to delete PowerPoint slides if unnecessary.

Read on to learn how to convert PowerPoint slides into Word documents in two simple ways.

Can I copy PowerPoint slides to Word?

Even though you can copy and paste PowerPoint slides to Word documents, Microsoft has such advanced software that the workaround of copy and pasting is not as helpful or quick as it used to be. There are other methods that make it easier for you to get PowerPoint slides into a Word document. Read on to learn how.

Convert PowerPoint slides to Word on Windows.

If you have access to the PowerPoint software, you can export the slides directly into a Word file. Follow these steps:

A woman in a living room uses her laptop to convert a PowerPoint to Word.

  • Open the PPT file in PowerPoint and select File > Export from the menu bar.
  • Select Create Handouts.
  • Select a page layout in the Send To Microsoft Word window.
  • Select OK to export the slideshow into a Word file.

Convert PowerPoint slides to Word on Mac.

If you have access to the PowerPoint software, you can export the slides directly into a Word file. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the PPT file in PowerPoint and select File > Export from the menu bar.
  2. Name your file in the Save As text box and designate a location on your local disk to store it.
  3. Under File Format, select the Rich Text Format (.rtf) option.
  4. Click the Export button to save your PowerPoint as a new .rtf document.
  5. Open Microsoft Word on your MacBook and click the Open tab on the left panel.
  6. Locate and select the .rtf document.
  7. Click the Open button on the bottom right corner of the screen to convert the file to a Word document.

While you’re working with presentation slides, did you know you can also insert a PDF into PowerPoint, convert a PDF to Google Slides, or convert Google Slides to a PowerPoint?

No PPT? Convert PowerPoint slides to a PDF first.

In case you don’t have PowerPoint, don’t worry. You can convert your presentation first into a PDF file and then again into a Word document. Start by converting the PowerPoint file into a PDF document:

  1. Navigate to Adobe Acrobat online services and start the Convert PowerPoint to PDF tool.
  2. Drag and drop your file to the converter.
  3. Download the converted PDF document.

You can then use the Convert PDF to Word tool to turn your new PDF file into a Word document. It works in the exact same way as the first tool. You’re then ready to share or edit the Word file.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to convert, edit, and sign PDF files.