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Easily insert PowerPoint into Word in 5 steps

The practical thing about the Office software from Microsoft is that you have the option of inserting different file types into an existing document and then continuing to work in them. In our example we have created a Word document and would like to insert an existing PowerPoint presentation there and continue to work in it.

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Easily insert PowerPoint into Word in 5 steps

The practical thing about the Office software from Microsoft is that you have the option of inserting different file types into an existing document and then continuing to work in them. In our example we have created a Word document and would like to insert an existing PowerPoint presentation there and continue to work in it.

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1. Select position in Word document.

1. Select position in Word document.

First of all, you have to determine where in your Word document the PowerPoint presentation should be inserted.

To do this, place the cursor in the desired position in the document:

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Note:
Please note that the text below the insertion point may be broken to other pages.

First of all, you have to determine where in your Word document the PowerPoint presentation should be inserted.

To do this, place the cursor in the desired position in the document:

See fig. (Click to enlarge)

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Note:
Please note that the text below the insertion point may be broken to other pages.

2. Select file to insert.

2. Select file to insert.

Next, do the following in your Word document:

  • Insert tab
  • In the “Text” ribbon, click on “Object”, subitem again “Object”
  • In the window that then opens, click on “Create from file”
  • With the point “Browse” the desired PowerPoint presentation
  • Select on your PC by double-clicking

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Next, do the following in your Word document:

  • Insert tab
  • In the “Text” ribbon, click on “Object”, subitem again “Object”
  • In the window that then opens, click on “Create from file”
  • With the point “Browse” the desired PowerPoint presentation
  • Select on your PC by double-clicking

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3. Edit PowerPoint in Word.

3. Edit PowerPoint in Word.

After we have inserted the presentation into our Word document, it is initially displayed like an embedded image.

To edit, simply right-click on the inserted presentation in the context menu and select “Presentation object” and “Edit”.

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After we have inserted the presentation into our Word document, it is initially displayed like an embedded image.

To edit, simply right-click on the inserted presentation in the context menu and select “Presentation object” and “Edit”.

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4. Adjust size and position.

4. Adjust size and position.

If you later want to change the size of the display or the position of the presentation in the Word document, proceed as follows:

Adjust size:
Using the mouse at a corner point, keep the left mouse button pressed down to continuously scale to the desired size.

Move position:
Move the slide to any point in the presentation while holding down the left mouse button.

See fig. (Click to enlarge)

PowerPoint-Größe-anpassen

If you later want to change the size of the display or the position of the presentation in the Word document, proceed as follows:

Adjust size:
Using the mouse at a corner point, keep the left mouse button pressed down to continuously scale to the desired size.

Move position:
Move the slide to any point in the presentation while holding down the left mouse button.

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5. Link PowerPoint to Word.

5. Link PowerPoint to Word.

What we did in the previous steps is to embed a PowerPoint presentation in a Word document.

The inserted presentation is then static.

What does it mean that it does not change if changes are made to the PowerPoint document afterwards.

If you want your embedded PowerPoint presentation to adapt dynamically with the changes to the source file,
then simply activate the “Link” control field when inserting the file.

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What we did in the previous steps is to embed a PowerPoint presentation in a Word document.

The inserted presentation is then static.

What does it mean that it does not change if changes are made to the PowerPoint document afterwards.

If you want your embedded PowerPoint presentation to adapt dynamically with the changes to the source file,
then simply activate the “Link” control field when inserting the file.

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Michael W. Suhr
Michael W. SuhrWebdesigner / MBA
After 20 years in logistics, I turned my hobby, which has accompanied me since the mid-1980s, into a profession, and have been working as a freelancer in web design, web consulting and Microsoft Office since the beginning of 2015. On the side, I write articles for more digital competence in my blog as far as time allows.

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