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    Is it possible to convert a PDF document to a PowerPoint presentation?

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    In one step?
    That will depend a lot on the type of document/PDF security.
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    PowerPoint MVP Steve Rindsberg used to say (probably still does)

    "PowerPoint > PDF is like making a steak pie from steak
    PDF > PowerPoint is like making steak from a steak pie"

    Having said that there are apps to do this though most don't do a good job. Google should help

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    This is very TIMELY for me as I just did this yesterday.

    What I did was extract each page separately from the PDF and then convert them to JPGs. I them edited the master slide to have a full-page picture and placed each page individually. Probably not the most sophisticated way to do it, but it worked, basically!

    My problem, and I do hope someone reads this who can help, is that there are portrait and landscaped pages in the slide show.

    So, I create the 2 different presentations, link back and forth between the two to transition orientation and it works perfectly...UNTIL I save it to CD. Then, if the CD drive of the person viewing the slide show isn't the same as mine (as I've set up the links) they get an error message! If they have the same drive letter (F: in my case) then it works perfectly. WHAT? It seems like it should be easier to put a slide show on a CD and have it work on ANY computer!

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracburk View Post
    This is very TIMELY for me as I just did this yesterday.

    What I did was extract each page separately from the PDF and then convert them to JPGs. I them edited the master slide to have a full-page picture and placed each page individually. Probably not the most sophisticated way to do it, but it worked, basically!

    My problem, and I do hope someone reads this who can help, is that there are portrait and landscaped pages in the slide show.

    So, I create the 2 different presentations, link back and forth between the two to transition orientation and it works perfectly...UNTIL I save it to CD. Then, if the CD drive of the person viewing the slide show isn't the same as mine (as I've set up the links) they get an error message! If they have the same drive letter (F: in my case) then it works perfectly. WHAT? It seems like it should be easier to put a slide show on a CD and have it work on ANY computer!

    Any suggestions?
    I have answered this question in the thread you started here.
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