How to Create A Book in Powerpoint

This sounds unusual but hey, you can really create a book in PowerPoint! When does it become better than Word?  

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Determine the book that you are making. If you are a visual person and you want a book that contains a lot of pictures, writes in style, and makes it lively, then PowerPoint will work best for you.

The following are its features:

  • Eyeing for a good cover? Worry no more as you can also insert images, and move them around without distorting the formatting of your text.
  • You can also move around your text the same way with your pictures.
  • Write and design at the same time.
  • You can choose to save in PDF.

Note: If you are writing a novel rich in text, then PowerPoint is not the answer for you. It will not “flow” your text onto the next page. You can only create within the page and another formatting goes to the next.  

Basic Guidelines for Starting A Book

1. Open the Microsoft PowerPoint. It will open on a Title Page in the landscape.

2. The first thing to do is change the paper layout. You can navigate everything in the menu bar. Design > Slide Size > Custom Slide Size. A pop-up window will open. Pull the dropdown banner, Slides sized for and choose Letter Paper or A4 (depends on you). Beside is the Orientation, tick Portrait. Click OK. adjust slide size

3. Best to start on a Blank Page. Home > Layout > Blank start a blank page

4. You may begin your work right away. In the menu bar, go to Insert and you will see a lot of options to work on. insert elements


  • Picture – will open to your gallery. You may grab some photos from the web and saved it. insert a picture
  • Shapes – shapes in all sizes, arrows, lines, callouts, flowcharts, stars and banner. Begin with the cursor and drag according to your desired size. Later on, you may resize it and change the colors in the “Shape Format” tab. insert a shape
  • Text – insert a text box and hit your keyboard. You may start writing your book.
  • Header & Footer – use this to put labels like title of the book on the header and pages on the footer
  • WordArt – you will find standard designs of text here, simple formats that you can as well change the colors

5. For consistency and you want next page the same with the previous, go to the left portion of the window. Left click the slide that you want to copy and Duplicate. Another way is by simply ticking the slide, copy and paste(Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V). duplicate slide

6. To work on the next page and you need a blank one, Insert > New Slide. new slide

7. Do not forget to save your work! Click the office button at the top left corner of the window. A dropdown banner will open.

  • If you want to edit your book later on, choose File > Save As. Choose a folder and easily get back to work. save file
  • If you are already done with it and needs publishing right away, choose Export > Create PDF/XPS Document. export as PDF


Note: To enable quick saving in PDF, an Adobe extension must be downloaded in your PC. This will save you time and effort of converting files online as you can switch file types offline. It is best to save your file in two formats. First as Microsoft PowerPoint then second as PDF.

8. To publish your e-book online, choose a platform you wish to upload your book proceed with it!


PowerPoint provides everything for publishers to make an engaging book from scratch. If you finish the design of your issue, you can try to save it in PDF format and convert it to a digital flipbook using Flip PDF. Flip PDF Plus Pro is powerful PDF to flipbook converter software that transforms static PDF files into responsive flipbooks. No design skill and coding are required, you can make an online eBook with page-turning effects all by yourself.


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