If you have a PDF file that you want to turn into a PowerPoint presentation, you can download a program to do the job quickly for you, or you can use one of the many online converters available.
Convert a PDF file to PowerPoint with Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat has several different PDF file management software options to choose from: Acrobat Standard DC and Acrobat Pro DC. The standard version is for Windows only, while the pro version works with both Windows and Mac.
They cost $ 12.99 and $ 14.99 per month, respectively, so if you’re not already using one of these, it’s probably not worth the money just to convert a PDF file to PowerPoint. However, Adobe Acrobat is the best program on the market for everything related to PDF files, so we recommend that you subscribe to one if you work frequently with PDF files.
Best of all is that Acrobat Pro DC has a version of Free trialSo if you’re not familiar with Adobe Acrobat, it won’t cost you anything to try it.
In this example, we will use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Open the PDF file you want to convert. In the right pane of the window, select «Export PDF».
Now you will come across a list of different export options. Choose «Microsoft PowerPoint» from the list and select «Export.»
In Windows Explorer (or Finder if you’re using a Mac), select a location to save the file, and select «Save.»
Open the newly saved PowerPoint and you’ll see the contents of the PDF file (and each slide is a page) in the preview pane.
Convert a PDF file to PowerPoint with an online PDF converter
There is certainly no shortage of online PDF converters, some free, some paid. We recommend it Smallpdf because it’s fast, free, and keeps the content format fairly consistent. We will use this online tool for this example, but the process is not very different between each converter, so feel free to play around and find the one you like the most.
With SmallPDF, all you have to do is drag and drop the PDF file onto the converter screen, or you can use the file browser. Whichever method you choose, once the file is uploaded, the conversion will start automatically.
When the conversion is complete, select «Download.»
After the download is complete, open the newly saved PowerPoint and you’ll see the contents of the PDF file (and each slide is a page) in the preview pane.