How to Add Word Document Contents to a Slide in PowerPoint 2013

  1. Select the slide where you want to insert the Word document
  2. Go to Insert > Object
  3. Select Create from File and browse to select the Word doc
  4. Choose whether to display the document contents or just an icon
  5. The Word document will be inserted into the PowerPoint slide

Use the Slides from Outline method

  1. Create headings using Styles in the Word doc, like Heading 1 and Heading 2
  2. In PowerPoint, go to Home > New Slide > Slides from Outline
  3. Select the Word doc to insert slides based on the headings

Best practices

  • Use Styles in Word to format headings and text, this helps PowerPoint separate content into slides
  • Consider linking vs embedding the Word doc, linking will keep it updated
  • Design the Word doc specifically for conversion to PowerPoint
  • Leverage features like Smart Guides and Eyedropper in PowerPoint 2013
  • Keep file sizes small for best performance


  • Paste an image of the Word doc content instead of the actual doc
  • Insert a link to the Word file for users to click and open

Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!