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How do I Convert a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation to a Rich Text Format (RTF)?

It is very simple to convert a Presentation to a RTF file on the command line using Docto. You can also do this easily in Microsoft Powerpoint, but sometimes it helps to be able to do it from the command line.

The command line below shows how you can convert a Powerpoint Presentation to a Rich Text Format file - RTF.

Command Line

 docto -PP -f 'c:\path\Presentation.ppt' -o 'c:\path\Presentation.RTF' -t ppSaveAsRTF

or easier to read

 docto  -PP  
        -f 'c:\path\Presentation.ppt' 
        -o 'c:\path\Presentation.RTF' 
        -t ppSaveAsRTF

Command Line Explained

Other File Types Available for Conversion

The following values below can be used to convert a Powerpoint presentation file to another file type.

ppSaveAsAddIn=8
ppSaveAsAnimatedGIF=40
ppSaveAsBMP=19
ppSaveAsDefault=11
ppSaveAsEMF=23
ppSaveAsExternalConverter=64000
ppSaveAsGIF=16
ppSaveAsJPG=17
ppSaveAsMetaFile=15
ppSaveAsMP4=39
ppSaveAsOpenDocumentPresentation=35
ppSaveAsOpenXMLAddin=30
ppSaveAsOpenXMLPicturePresentation=36
ppSaveAsOpenXMLPresentation=24
ppSaveAsOpenXMLPresentationMacroEnabled=25
ppSaveAsOpenXMLShow=28
ppSaveAsOpenXMLShowMacroEnabled=29
ppSaveAsOpenXMLTemplate=26
ppSaveAsOpenXMLTemplateMacroEnabled=27
ppSaveAsOpenXMLTheme=31
ppSaveAsPDF=32
ppSaveAsPNG=18
ppSaveAsPresentation=1
ppSaveAsRTF=6
ppSaveAsShow=7
ppSaveAsStrictOpenXMLPresentation=38
ppSaveAsTemplate=5
ppSaveAsTIF=21
ppSaveAsWMV=37
ppSaveAsXMLPresentation=34
ppSaveAsXPS=33

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