7 responses

  1. Katri Laine-Murhu
    November 18, 2011


    Thank you for the advice – it was something I could not find in Office Help!

    I still have a problem: all my lines come out as page headings in Power Point no matter how many tabs I put in front on them in Word or Notepad. What could be the solution?

    • Ellen
      November 18, 2011

      Have you tried Notepad? In Word, you can try using Heading1 (for slide titles) and Heading2 (for bulleted text). Notepad is more reliable.

  2. Andrew
    December 4, 2011

    I was having the same problem with my text file, (everything saving to one slide)

    I am using a Mac and changed the settings on the text file to save with Windows Line Endings (CRLF)

    After that it worked fine.

    • Ellen
      December 4, 2011

      I’m glad you figured out how to do that. I had someone do some work for me that involved text files and she was on a Mac. The lines always ran together.

  3. Sreenadh
    March 15, 2014

    I have the same problem as Katri – all my text comes out as page headings.

    I tried saving to plaintext. Unfortunately, my text is not English and I save it as UTF8. Notepad opens the file fine, but Powerpoint imports it as gibberish

    Putting heading styles manually on each line in word is absurd .. there has got to be an easier way!

  4. Sreenadh
    March 15, 2014

    Figured it out .. you have to save as Unicode, not UTF8, for ppt to read it

    Thanks for the helpful article!

    Now I have to figure out how to use this with a ppt template.

  5. James
    April 2, 2014

    This was awesome, thank you!

    I also found I could adjust slides en-masse, by clicking View | Slide Master. This allowed me to center the textbox, and center the text in the textbox, with just a few clicks. But I also saw I could adjust other formatting options as well.

    Thanks again!

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