Microsoft recently announced a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) based feature for Word (web version) that allows users to convert text documents into PowerPoint presentations, which makes collaboration and presentations that much easier!
This is a great new feature, as PowerPoint slides can now be created from the user’s section headers in their selected Word document, so if you’re going to use this feature – make sure the Word document is organised accordingly for optimal suggestions.
Based on key words in your document, Designer in PowerPoint will suggest imagery, icons, videos, themes and fonts to arrange your content. You can always change the suggested content if needed, so the PowerPoint will remain personalised and relevant to the user.
In order to get started, follow these easy steps:
- Open the Word document and head to File >> Export > Export to PowerPoint presentation.
- Choose a design theme to apply to your presentation, and then click the “Export” button. Microsoft Word will instantly begin the transformation process, and the presentation will be automatically saved to the OneDrive root folder.
- Review the results in PowerPoint for the web to make any changes.
It is worth noting that this feature is limited currently to text-based documents and doesn’t support other media content (such as images). All in all though, this new feature will certainly save students, and anyone working remotely, time collaborating!
The new Transform feature is now available for the web to all Microsoft 365 subscribers.
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