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How Do I Insert a PowerPoint® Presentation Into Microsoft® Word

October 04, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

How to insert a PowerPoint® Presentation into Microsoft® Word document

Microsoft Office® 2010 offers us incredible flexibility between applications. One that is very useful is inserting a PowerPoint® presentation into a Word document. This way, you can edit text and show the presentation in Word. This is a powerful tool; it is mostly used by people writing reports about their presentations. You can present your slides at a meeting and afterwards write a report about it. The reader would remember your presentation better if you just insert it into the report. Below, you will learn how to accomplish this using these two Microsoft Office® 2010 applications. 


  1. Start the Microsoft® Word application and open the document you want to insert the presentation into, or create a new document.
  2. Place the cursor at the point in the document where you want to place the presentation.
  3. On the main menu, click on the “Insert” tab.
  4. In the “Text” section, click on the “Object” button.
  5. Switch to the “Create form File” tab.
  6. Click the “Browse” button and locate the PowerPoint® presentation file.
  7. Click the “OK” button.
  8. The presentation is placed and now you can manage it through the “Presentation Object” in the right-click menu.

Tips and Tricks:

  • The inserted presentation in the Microsoft® Word document can be seen even if the PowerPoint® file is deleted.
  • You can insert different Microsoft Office® objects; you are not limited to only PowerPoint® presentations.


  • Try to not to use too many inserted objects, these should be used to enhance your message not overwhelm it.


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