How to Import Text Into a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

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In Brief...

Do you want to use a text file or Word document in your PowerPoint presentation? It's easy to import them by following these four steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. From the Home tab, in the Slides group, select New Slide.
    Select New Slide

  2. From the drop-down list, select Slides from Outline.
    Select Slides from Outline

  3. In the Insert Outline dialog box, select the text or Word document file and click Insert.
    Insert Text or File

  4. The text is inserted into the presentation.
    Inserted Text

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.