Now that we are in the age of technology, life has become simpler yet at the same time complicated. It is easier to do things now than in the past, yet more work is given to us. Even for an average person, being technologically literate is very important now more than ever. How much more for students and office workers wherein technology can be crucial towards their career paths in the future.
A piece of technology that is commonly used is electronic documents. One format used in electronic documents is PDF, a file format that is easy to print, view, and electronically transmitted. But not all of us are adept at using this format. But with this article, we will be focusing on converting a PDF file to a PPT file.
1. Online Converter
Before proceeding to our first method, Let us define PowerPoint and a PPT file. A PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft Corporation, while the PPT files are the file extension for a file format for a PowerPoint Presentation or file.
The first method on our list in converting PDF to PPT is the use of online options, and you can access this through an internet browser. Most online tools are of the same concept with little to no difference. What distinguishes them from other tools is the appearance of the user interface. And this interface varies from site to site. Since they are almost the same, here are the steps in using the online method:
Step 1: Access the website of your desired choice.
Step 2: Click the Select files button displayed on the website. Usually, it is located at the center of the page.
Step 3: A window will appear, prompting you to choose the file intended for conversion. You can also drag the file directly to the page.
Step 4: Once Uploaded, It will automatically convert your file.
Step 5: Wait for the Website to Process your request.
Step 6: Click the Download button.
Step 7: Open and inspect the file. And you’re done.
- Take note that the free version will treat scanned files as an image, thus different from your desired outcome.
Advantages: It is a quick and easy process.
Disadvantages: Does not work without the Internet.
2. Offline Application (Adobe Acrobat)
With the rise of expectations from computer users, software developers have introduced offline utility applications that can help you convert your files and more. Unlike the first method, the applications used in this method have different processes in converting files. Thus it is best to read the instructions or guidelines presented to you when buying the product.
One of the most popular applications used for conversion is Adobe Acrobat. It’s not surprising since they were the ones who introduced the PDF file format. And with their introduction of the PDF, they took advantage of its popularity. They created a utility application that helps its users convert PDF to other file formats and vice versa. Here are the steps in converting a PDF file to PPT in Adobe Acrobat:
Step 1: Locate the PDF file and open it using the application Adobe Acrobat.
Step 2: Located at the right part of the application, click Export PDF.
Step 3: A window will appear. Click on Microsoft PowerPoint and finally click Export.
Step 4: A window will appear, prompting you to select the destination of your file. Click Save when you are finished.
Step 5: Wait for the application to process your PDF. Once finished, you will be able to open the newly converted file.
Advantages: Easy to follow. Can be able to use the application even without the internet.
Disadvantages: The need to purchase the full version of the application to access this feature.
Take note, for you to access this feature in Adobe Acrobat, you need to purchase the paid version of Adobe Acrobat.
3. Microsoft Office
There are times when you have no choice but to use what is available in your arsenal. Here, you can use the PDF file as an image and use it in your PowerPoint presentation. One option is to first convert the PDF file to Microsoft Word. Then you can use the components from the converted file and put them in your PPT file. It may not be the best option, but if the situation calls for this option, then there’s nothing else you can do.
Advantages: The application is almost available on every Windows PC. It does not require the internet.
Disadvantages: The process is very laborious and may not produce the best quality file.
Now that we are currently in a pandemic. Computer literacy has become one of the needed skills in working and schooling, especially with PDF files. Using PDF files can be frustrating sometimes, particularly when converting them, but with this article, you can use the best method to convert your PDF files to PPT without any problems.