Sometimes you need to reformat your presentation as a Word document or restructure it for a printed brochure. How do you get just the text out of PowerPoint? If your text is in text placeholders, you can easily accomplish this.
- In PowerPoint 2003: Choose File>Send To>Microsoft Office Word
- In PowerPoint 2007: Choose Application button> Publish> Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word
- In PowerPoint 2010: Choose File> Save & Send> Create Handouts> Create Handouts
- In PowerPoint 2013 and later: Choose File> Export> Create Handouts> Create Handouts
In the dialog box, choose the Outline Only option and click OK.
Word opens with your text. You can now reformat it in any way you want.
Note that you cannot use this technique for text in text boxes. This text is treated like a graphic.
Would you like to export even text in text boxes? See my tip, “Export all presentation text.”