(Last Updated: March 19, 2017)

If you have PowerPoint slides containing relevant and interesting contents that you want to reuse in an ActivePresenter project, the Import PowerPoint feature is here to help then.

ActivePresenter interactive elearning authoring features allows importing PowerPoint slides as either new slides in the current working project or a completely new ActivePresenter project. More interestingly, you can choose to insert one or some specified slides, or all of the PowerPoint slides. Let’s check the article bellow out to see how it works!

Import PowerPoint Slides as a New ActivePresenter Project

First, we will take a look at how to import PowerPoint slides as a new ActivePresenter project. To do that, take following steps:

Step 1: Click New Project on the Welcome Screen. (1)


In the New Project window appears:

Step 2: Name the project. (2)

Step 3: Click the Import PowerPoint icon. (3)

Step 4: Click Select (4) to choose the PowerPoint presentation from your disk then click OK.

You will see the Import PowerPoint Presentation window pops up having two options for you to choose:

  • Import Slides as Backgrounds (5)

In this option, each PowerPoint slide you insert will turn into a background image for a slide in ActivePresenter project.

Besides, all the separated objects will be flattened into one image in an ActivePresenter slide, hence, you cannot animate them anymore.


  • Process Objects in Slides (6)

If this option is selected, all the objects in each slide are imported in the corresponding ActivePresenter slide in which you can still manipulate them.

So, you should select this option if you need to edit and animate separated objects after inserting.

After selecting the PowerPoint presentation, next, you have to let ActivePresenter know which slide(s) are going to be imported by selecting them:

Step 5: Go to select slide(s) that you want to insert and click OK.

Hold Ctrl/Shift while clicking to select multiple slides.

You can click the Select All button (7) to select all of the slides.

Import PowerPoint Slides into an Existing ActivePresenter Project

Now comes the import PowerPoint slides into ActivePresenter in which ActivePresenter will insert new PowerPoint slides into the current project that you are working with rather than opening up a new one.

Take following steps to do that:

Step 1: Click the HOME button. (8)

Step 2: Select Slides From. (9)

Step 3: Click From PowerPoint… button. (10)


Choose the PowerPoint presentation from your disk and you will see the Import PowerPoint Presentation window appears having two options (5), (6). They are the same to options in importing PowerPoint slides as a new ActivePresenter project.

On the other hand, you can also import PowerPoint slides into an ActivePresenter project as followings:

  • Click SLIDE (11)
  • Select PowerPoint Slides. (12)

The next steps and options are the same as importing slides from the HOME tab.


Now, let’s take those simple steps above to import PowerPoint slides into your ActivePresenter project, and please contact us if you have any obstacle.