Outlines from TextEdit on Mac OS X Don’t Import in PowerPoint?

Created: Friday, October 1, 2010, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 8:32 am



I recently tweeted about my new article that showed how you can import an outline you create in TextEdit on Mac OS X straight into PowerPoint to create your slides quickly and easily — soon I received a tweet response from Joel Heffner who could not make this happen. To cut a long story short, we found that this happened because PowerPoint cannot work with outlines that are encoded as Unicode (UTF-16).

What you need to do is choose TextEdit | Preferences — and then select the Open and Save tab shown in Figure 1, shown below.

.
Figure 1: TextEdit Preferences

Make sure you choose Unicode (UTF-8) or Western (Mac OS Roman) — and then create your outline using this link: Creating PowerPoint Outlines in TextEdit — Mac. Other encoding options may also work — but Unicode (UTF-16) does not!

Related Posts

Data Assistant Warning in PowerPoint 2007 If you get a Data Assistant warning when you run PowerPoint 2007, here's what may be actually happening.Data Assistant was something Microsoft provide...
Ribbon Did you know you can hold your mouse over the ribbon and use the scroll wheel to rotate between views?-- Regards,Glen Millar
FlashPaper Documents in PowerPoint Question: I have these Acrobat PDFs, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets that I need to be part of my PowerPoint presentation with all their format...

Filed Under: Uncategorized
Tagged as: , ,

No Comments

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

© 2000-2017, Geetesh Bajaj - All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000