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!
July 2004 | August 2004 | September 2004 | May 2005 | June 2005 | July 2005 | November 2005 | February 2006 | April 2006 | June 2006 | September 2006 | October 2006 | December 2006 | February 2007 | May 2007 | August 2007 | November 2007 | February 2008 | October 2008 | June 2009 | November 2009 | January 2010 | August 2010 | October 2010 | November 2010 | December 2010 | February 2012 | August 2012 | October 2012 | August 2014 |
Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.