Convert Word to PowerPoint

Looking to make a quick PowerPoint presentation without staring down the barrel of a blank deck? It’s simpler than you think. In this guide, we’ll show you how to convert Word docs into a formatted PowerPoint presentation - especially useful if you have some fantastic notes and insights ready to go. 

What you’ll learn.



Quick List: How to Use a Word to PowerPoint Converter


It only takes a few steps to convert your Word doc to a PowerPoint with Adobe:




In detail: Converting Word to PowerPoint Step-by-Step.



1. Before you convert your Word document to PowerPoint, you may need to do some basic formatting. It’s a good idea to split your Word document into separate pages, with each corresponding to a slide you want in your final presentation. Try to place your words and pictures in a neat, easy-to-read way so that your slides will come out clearly - and look just how you want them to.

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2. Next, convert your file to PDF. It’s simple to do this with Adobe Acrobat. Simply head to our Word to PDF convertor and drag your document into the ‘drop-zone’. You can also use the Select a File option to upload it from your desktop or whichever folder it happens to be saved in. You may need to register an Adobe account to download your file - but don’t worry, it’s free to do so.

A picture of Adobe’s word to PDF convertor tool

3. Once you’ve saved your PDF, it’s time for the final stage of the process: converting your PDF to PowerPoint. Just like you did with your Word document in the previous step, simply drag and drop your PDF file or upload it from where it’s saved. After that, you’re done! Now you can review and fine-tune your PowerPoint presentation exactly as desired. 

A picture of Adobe’s PDF to PowerPoint convertor tool

Alternatively, you can sign up for an Acrobat Pro Online account. From here, you can simply choose your Word file to open it as a PDF. Then click the tool bar at the top-right and select Export a PDF > to Microsoft PowerPoint to convert your file to PPTX.

Image of a PDF on Adobe Acrobat online with a toolbar showing the option to export the file to Microsoft PowerPoint

We have many useful editing and conversion tools you can access for free on Adobe Acrobat online. Check our options out today and see what you can do.


Benefits of Converting Word to PPT Format. 


  • Dazzle colleagues, classmates and clients. Word is a fantastic tool for writing, but not so suited to pitches and presentations. By converting to PowerPoint, you can quickly click between slides, rather than scrolling through pages - and really bring your insights to life. 

  • Pack a visual punch. PowerPoint has numerous design options built into the programme, some of which you can unleash with the click of a button. It’s a great way to make your work or project come to life with more visuals. 
  • Collaborate with others. PowerPoint is super collaborative and easily accessible with other software. If you want to convert your PowerPoint back to PDF after you’ve made edits, it’s easy. Just head to Acrobat online. 





How do I convert Word to PowerPoint with images?


You can convert Word to PowerPoint with images by converting your file to a PDF first, using Acrobat online. Doing this will also fix your formatting if you need to switch between different operating systems or devices. 


Can I convert Word to PowerPoint on my phone?


Yes, you can convert a Word file to PowerPoint on your phone using Acrobat Online. Simply head there on your phone’s browser and upload your Word document to the PDF conversion tool. After that, it’s just a matter of converting the PDF to PowerPoint using the additional tool. 


How do I convert a PDF to PPT without changing format?


Using Adobe Acrobat, you can convert a PDF to PPT without changing the desired format. To maintain some of the original formatting of the PDF: 

  1. Open your PDF file in Acrobat
  2. Select Tools > Export to PDF
  3. For your output format, select ‘PPT’
  4. Finally, click ‘Export’.



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