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I would like to create a bullet point powerpoint in a text file (or Word document) and then import it into Powerpoint 2007

Slide 1 title
 - bullet 1
 - bullet 2
    - subpoint
 - bullet 3
Slide 2 title
 - bullet 1
 - bullet 2

I find that powerpoint makes one think too much about form to the exclusion of content.

Answers of the form Don't use Powerpoint might not go down to well with our corporate presentation style police !

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Why not directly create the text outline in PowerPoint's "Outline" view? – sblair Apr 13 '10 at 20:03
@sblair - have briefly tried that but I am tempted to look too much at the presentation side. I find it helpful to step away from Powerpoint. Pehaps should give it another try – justintime Apr 13 '10 at 21:59

Go to the New Slide button on the Home tab. Click the drop down arrow.

At the bottom you'll see "Slide from Outline"

Clicking that will direct you to your file system where you can find the document with the outline. It automatically creates slides for the major points and puts second level text as bullets.

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+1. this is the right answer – Otaku Jun 4 '10 at 6:41

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