Powerpoint: Explode your list into slides

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Q. Sometimes I create a bulleted list in PowerPoint and later decide I want to convert each bulleted list item into separate PowerPoint slides. Is this possible?

A. You can explode your bulleted list items into separate PowerPoint slides as follows:

1. Copy the bulleted list, paste the list into a new Word document, then save and close the Word document.

2. From the PowerPoint Home tab, select New Slide, Slides from Outline. Navigate to and select the Word file containing the list and click Insert. (An example of the original slide containing the bulleted list, as well as the resulting new individual slides, is pictured below in PowerPoint's Outline view.)

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About the author

J. Carlton Collins (carlton@asaresearch.com) is a technology consultant, a CPE instructor, and a JofA contributing editor.

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