In a recent announcement, Microsoft revealed that users can now transform their Word documents into Powerpoint Presentations, thanks to a tool that went live on Wednesday this week. 

According to Microsoft, this new feature will be helpful for users who would want to transform their work on Word to PowerPoint presentations, by allowing changing over Word records into PowerPoint introductions. Users with Microsoft 365 memberships can open their Word document on the web as PowerPoint. In order to do that, the user can click on File > Export > Export to PowerPoint introduction, select the subject, and afterward stand two or three seconds while the assistance naturally changes over it into a PowerPoint slide deck.

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When you use the Export command and select Export to PowerPoint presentation, Word creates a presentation based on all the summarized sections of the document. It also uses AI to add imagery, icons, videos, themes, and fonts for the design theme you choose for the presentation. This being said, users may have to make a few minor changes to the slides after the conversions have been made automatically.

This all-new feature can make lives a lot easier and is currently available in English and it only works in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. A report by Mashable suggests that the new feature is not compatible with Internet Explorer and Safari as of now and the feature is presently accessible for select clients only. 

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Microsoft will be rolling out to all users across the globe in phases. The blog states that “Export to PowerPoint presentation is available in Word for the web to the First Release audience. We are rolling it out to all web users shortly. We typically release features over some time to ensure that things are working smoothly.  We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as Insiders, have had the opportunity to try them.”

Microsoft’s Andrea Eoanou wrote in a statement, “The slides are derived from your section headers in the document, so make sure to organize your Word document accordingly for optimal suggestions. Based on keywords in your document, Designer in PowerPoint will suggest imagery, icons, videos, themes[,] and fonts to arrange your content. You can always change the suggested content if needed.”

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