Create PowerPoint Presentations from Word Documents with Copilot for Microsoft 365

The below steps will show you how effortlessly to take a Word document with text and images within the PowerPoint presentation and seamlessly convert it into a PowerPoint presentation using Copilot.

In this Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, we will reference a Microsoft Word document and create a PowerPoint presentation with the assistance of Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Prerequisites for creating a PowerPoint presentation with Microsoft Copilot:

  • Copilot Subscription integrated with PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word document containing text and images

Step 1: Open Microsoft PowerPoint and click on the Copilot icon highlighted in red (Refer to Screenshot no 1).

Step 2: In the green-highlighted section, click on the blue option to create a PowerPoint presentation with the reference of a Microsoft Word document (Refer to Screenshot no 1).

Screenshot no 1:

Open Microsoft PowerPoint and click on Copilot

Step 3: Click on “Create presentation from a file,” then select the Microsoft Word document from OneDrive (Refer to Screenshot no 2).

Step 4: After selecting the document, click the send button highlighted in red to automatically create a PowerPoint presentation in seconds (Refer to Screenshot no 2).

Screenshot no 2:

reference word document to powerpoint

Output: Copilot for Microsoft 365 generates a 19-slide PowerPoint presentation.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 created 19 slides PowerPoint presentation

After Microsoft Copilot generates a PowerPoint presentation, you can make various changes and customizations to suit your specific needs:

  1. Content Edits: Refine text and rearrange slides for clarity.
  2. Formatting Adjustments: Tailor design, fonts, and styles
  3. Visual Enhancements: Update images, videos, and graphs
  4. Slide Structure: Add/remove slides for flow
  5. Speaker Notes: Enhance notes and add annotations
  6. Review: Check grammar and maintain consistency
  7. Customization: Tailor content and incorporate branding
  8. Saving and Sharing: Save edits as a new file and share as needed

In summary, while Copilot provides a solid foundation for your PowerPoint presentation, you have the flexibility to make extensive edits, customizations, and improvements to ensure the final output aligns perfectly with your vision and objectives.

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