Quickly Create A PowerPoint Presentation From A Text File [Hacks and Mods]
By on October 12th, 2008

Creating presentations is boring and I always look for readymade templates that can ease my task of creating it. Thanks to Technospot, I now know of a easy way to create a presentation from a text file.

Well the trick in question does not exactly allow you to create a full-fledged presentation, it definitely saves you the pain of creating the slides and adding in headers to them, so in short it acts like a template you can import from.

To Create a Presentation from a Text File Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open notepad or your favorite text editor, and write all your headings first.

Step 2: Press enter and then tab under every topic to create sub topics, iterate till you want to create multiple sub headings or keep using tabs to create sub-sub headings.

Step 3: Save the file and right click on it, select open with Power Point Application in Microsoft Office.

If you do not see the Open the file with Power Point option, right click the file, and navigate to the Open with menu, click on choose default program and browse to find the powerpoint executable, remember to de-select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file option, or else all you text files will default to open in Powerpoint. Sometimes you will have to hold Shift while you right click on the file, if the open with option does not show up.

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Alternatively if you want to play it safe, you can open PowerPoint and open the text file by browsing in the all files mode.

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And finally if you did mess up while opening the file through the right click option, use our earlier tutorial to restore the files to open in their default editor or your favorite one.

Hack Tip From Technospot.net

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