Reinstate export handouts to Microsoft Word
In older versions of PPT (prior to Windows 10, PPT2013 and prior) the function Export Handouts to Microsoft Word worked beautifully. Not so much since these latest upgrades. PPT sends an error message that simply isn't fix-able. "PPT cannot write to Word". The 'HELP' isn't helpful (technicians do not understand the issue and have no reasonable suggestions to overcome it). "Community" offers many suggestions, none of which overcome this. Very frustrating to lose this capability.
I 100% agree with Pam, this is ridiculous. I have 32 gigs of ram, it should not be an issue to export 20 slides. Even dividing it into 10 slides didn't work. How can such a basic function still have this issue after 5 years?
I'd like to be able to format the columns and select how many slides to include on each page.
Al momento de querer realizar la exportación de un archivo de Power Point a Word, el sistema arroja un error que dice: "Power Point no puede escribir en Microsoft Word" y no se lleva a cabo la exportación del total de las diapositivas, Lo he intentado con archivos de 250, 60, 21 diapositivas y en todos los casos el error persiste
Versión de Power Point 2104 compilación 13929.20372
I want 4 slides per sheet and don't want any notes on my handout. This option doesn't appear to exist.
The whole Handout option is totally disconnected . When are you going to sort out this issue which has been a problem since the introduction of Version 10? Time to go back to the drawing board!
For me I get an notification:
Power point can't locate microsoft word. Make sure tat microsoft word is properly installed on your computer.
Scott Ireland commented
I just tried using Export to Word as an Outline only, but only the first slide was exported.
Really frustrating that this does not work anymore. I have a very powerful desktop with plenty of memory and it still does not work. The issue for me is I used to send clients handouts in Word for approval and now am not able to without a lot of messing around.
Please fix this....
I just made a Word handout from a simple PowerPoint and it was 135 MB. I wanted to type the words that I wanted to speak in this Word handout, but it was so incredibly slow that it was frustrating.
After a frustrating typing experience I converted it to pdf and it was less than 1 MB.
The solution that Microsoft should offer is simple: when you convert a PowerPoint into a Word handout, compromize the pictures according the size they get in the Word file. (or at least give this option if somehow the way it goes right no is working for somebody else)
Than you can work in the Word handout much easier, print it much faster, e-mail it without WeTransfer and it takes a lot less space on your laptop/usb/cloud/etc.
Exporting handouts to Word is not Faithfull. This property doesn't work properly and is very frustating. It seems there is no solution available... Is there any update we can expect ?
All I wanted to do is convert a PowerPoint file to a Word document. I finally found a way: first save as a pdf, and then export to Word.
I use the exporting of slides with notes to Word all the time and it is now a HUGE problem. It would be good if it could either reliably write to word, or in PPTX give an option to print multiple slides -with notes on one page.
There is not an option for 6 slides per page on export
Blair Smith commented
No idea WTF is going on...but should be simple to export MS PPT to MS Word for notes/handouts. I've created presentation in MS PPT and have been asked for MS Word document transcript for teleprompter. Now I'm in a downward spiral of trying to figure this out through various dubious online sources. MS Office help doesn't help at all with it's export to MS Word instructions. Working on a new 2020 MacBook Pro with both MS 365 cloud and desktop installs. This is SUPER FRUSTRATING!
Michael Kammer commented
I have a Gigabyte Designare Mobo / 64GB and an I9.
I am trying to export handouts on an 18 page Powerpoint.
On page 4 PowerPoint says PowerPoint couldn't write to Microsoft Word.
As I have 64GB, I do not think memory is the issue.
CPU is running at 18%
I have an NVME M2 drive (1TB).
Note, I have been a software and hardware test engineer for years, can I send logs?
Office 365 / Note, I did an on-line repair with the same result.
The export feature worked for a 55 slide deck which was 17 MB. But very slow. One slide had several images. So I sniped it deleted slide and pasted the image the file size was reduced and then it worked fast. When editing the word file the autosave takes a lot of time with blue circle whirling around.
Becky S commented
This was working for me yesterday. Today I started getting this message. I have 7 PPTs to make into handouts.
1-Am I really supposed to restart my computer after each one (as MS help says)???
2-Now even restarting isn't working!!!!
it is unbelievable that in 2020 a PPT document (2016 version) with some pictures cannot be exported to Word, unless splitting it in several parts (who has time to do it, seriously?)
very frustrating! Microsoft one more time is out...
I believe this feature is ESSENTIAL. It is also a reasonable expectation that a modern software suite (let alone the category leader) can export text and graphics from one application to another
I am miffed that I will now do this manually for my 55 slide deck : - (
Word runs VERY VERY slowly with the powerpoint exports. So slow it's unusable