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Integrating PowerPoint™ and Word™

Logic: run a PowerPoint slideshow in Word


This tutorial will outline how Office™ products integrate in unbelievable ways.

While sitting in a meeting, I thought: "Wouldn't it be great if we could have interactive figures in our reports- ones that actually explain themselves. In combination with Steve Rindsberg, this is the solution.

Set up a PowerPoint™ slideshow as a single slide that would make a good animated figure (although it doesn't have to be only one if they are timed). Setup animations, and even narration, if you desire. I used an embedded sound file as a wave file so it wouldn't get lost in transfer.


Set up the slideshow to run in a window, and do not select "show scrollbar". Make sure your show will run by itself (that is, timings etc.).

set up show dialogue box

Go to Word™ and insert the created slideshow as an object from file.

insert object from file

Add necessary text and captions to your document. Then, double click the inserted file to run.

result in Microsoft Word

Make sure you tell your audience in the text caption how to run the document.


1. The viewer must have PowerPoint™ installed on their system.

2. Also, they must have a version that will run your slideshow.

3. Embedding a slideshow into Word™ will greatly increase file size.

4. To run effectively, always test on multiple machines. I know of one instance of an unstable event.

5. Distribution by email will require associated files to be embedded in the slideshow (for example, narrated sounds).

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Last Updated: April 02, 2005





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