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How to convert InDesign to PowerPoint

How to convert an InDesign document to a PowerPoint document

There is no option to export an Adobe InDesign document to a Microsoft PowerPoint document. You must first export the InDesign document to an Adobe PDF and then convert the PDF to a PowerPoint document either in Acrobat or PowerPoint itself.

  1. From Adobe InDesign export the document to an Adobe PDF document.
    File > Export > Save as type – Adobe PDF (Print)
  2. From Adobe Acrobat DC (NOT Adobe Reader) export the PDF to a Microsoft PowerPoint document.
    File > Export To > Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation.
  3. Open the PowerPoint document in Microsoft PowerPoint .
    File > Open.
  4. If you’re lucky the PowerPoint document may well look superficially like the original document but the lack of slide layouts mean it probably won’t function terribly well.
  5. It may be possible to make minor edits to the existing slides but it will be difficult to add any consistent new content without the necessary slide masters and layouts.
  6. Contact David Price at Office Templates to “reverse engineer” a proper solution in PowerPoint that includes:
  • slide masters
  • slide layouts
  • colour and font themes
  • headers and footers
  • … and more
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