How to Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Vector Image

If you are using custom shapes and graphics in PowerPoint as vectors, you may be interested to export the existing slide shapes to vector format in order to open the presentation content in other applications like Illustrator or Corel.

Here is a quick tip to export your PowerPoint presentation to vector image. First, open your PowerPoint presentation and draw some shapes so we can test the powerful of this useful tip. Then, once you have inserted some shapes in the slide, go to File -> Save As and choose Enhanced Windows Metafile (.emf). Choose an output filename and then save it.

You will be asked to save the current slide only or all slides in the presentation. For this test you can just save the current slide so we can see the results.

Now, you can locate the output vectorized image and open it with Illustrator or any other vectorization tool.

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Other ways to export PowerPoint to Vector

You can save your PowerPoint presentation as PDF and then open the resulting PDF document in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Another useful tip to export your slide to vector (eps) is opening the Notes Page in PowerPoint (used to print handouts and speaker notes) and then select the slide with the select tool. Copy the selection and then paste it in your preferred vectorization tool like Illustrator, Corel or the Open Source Ink Scape.

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