Microsoft: Now you’ll be able to flip a Phrase doc into a visible PowerPoint presentation

Microsoft is rolling out a brand new characteristic known as Rework that lets customers of Phrase on the net to show a text-based doc right into a PowerPoint presentation with a design theme.

The brand new Rework command may be present in Phrase on-line underneath the menu choices File > Rework > Rework to PowerPoint presentation. Customers must open a Phrase doc to transform the file right into a PowerPoint presentation. 

After choosing Rework, Phrase customers want to pick out a design theme for the presentation after which overview the result in PowerPoint for the net. The brand new PowerPoint slides might be saved within the OneDrive folder of the consumer. 

The Rework characteristic is at present solely out there to customers within the Workplace Insiders program and it does include quite a few limitations. Nonetheless, as soon as full, it guarantees to make use of Microsoft’s AI to create a Powerpoint presentation primarily based on all of the summarized sections of the doc with imagery, icons, movies, themes, and fonts.        

Microsoft recommends Workplace customers check the characteristic by opening a Phrase doc that’s principally textual content after which view what its AI suggests to create for a visible presentation after clicking on Rework. 

Rework is at present solely out there in English and doesn’t work in Web Explorer or Apple’s Safari browser. Presumably meaning it does work in Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser. 

“We solely assist textual content content material for the transformation to presentation, different media content material assist just isn’t at present out there. You possibly can add your individual media to the presentation after you will have reworked your Phrase doc,” defined Mohit Anand, a program supervisor on the PowerPoint staff. 

Whereas it’s only for Insiders now, Anand says will probably be rolling it out to all internet customers shortly.     

Sadly, Microsoft hasn’t supplied an indication of how the characteristic transforms a text-heavy Phrase doc right into a PowerPoint presentation with AI-selected digital property.

Researcher at Microsoft-funded OpenAI in January launched Dall-e, a neural community that may generate a wide range of photos from text-based descriptions.   

Microsoft has been placing AI to extra use in PowerPoint slides through the years. In 2019, it up to date the PowerPoint Designer feature-set to supply customers with strategies for they will construct slides round a photograph, enhance the readability of textual content, and including icons to shows.