- Open a presentation PDF file in Acrobat DC (this will not work in Acrobat Reader).
- Click on the Export PDF tool in the right pane.
- Choose Microsoft PowerPoint as your export format.
- Click Export.
- Name the PowerPoint file and save it in a desired location.
If you do not have Acrobat DC, there are a number of free online tools that can convert a PDF to PowerPoint file. Here's three to consider:
Regardless of how you complete the conversion, you need to open your new PowerPoint file and double check to make sure that everything looks correct. There are two areas in particular to look for.
- Missing fonts It is unlikely that you will have the Brandon Text font family installed on your computer. We suggest using a simple sans serif font like Arial as a replacement. You may need to adjust the text frame sizes to accommodate your font choice. Our font license does not allow us to legally distribute font files to clients. If you are interested in purchasing the Brandon Text font family, it is available from MyFonts.com.
- Shadows on graphics will appear blocky During the conversion process, any shadows that we've added in InDesign will not translate correctly. Simply click on any of these blocks and hit the Delete key to remove them.
Option 2: Convert the PDF presentations to images and import into PowerPoint
This process requires Adobe Photoshop (or an another image-editing application) to accomplish. With this option, your slides will not be editable, but they will retain the exact look of the original slides in the PDF. You will be able to add your own slides to the presentation.
- Open a presentation file in Adobe Photoshop, select all of pages and specify the size of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- Save each page as a JPG file.
- Create a new PowerPoint file with the Widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio selected.
- Create a blank slide and then insert Picture from File. The images will automatically fill the slide. Repeat this process for each image.