I'm looking for a way to automatically convert my beamer slides to powerpoint format (or something else LibreOffice Impress can read).

I found some ideas here and here, but they are too complicated to automatically generate a ppt copy every time I change my beamer presentation. I'm thinking the goal should be simpler than what the aforementioned links refer to, as my ppt presentation doesn't have to be editable, or doesn't have any strange specifications.

Libreoffice can read the pdf file, but opens it in Draw, and I see no option to convert it into a presentation. Equally, the formatting isn't respected, so lines run of slides in the Draw-imported images, making me thing that there is no way of making this process automatic using LibreOffice.

I guess some workflow would be :

  1. extract each pdf slide as an image
  2. import each of these images as full-screen illustrations in ppt or odp

Any suggestion ?

  • No there are no other options. Still the questions you have linked are the only ways. I think this question is still a duplicate because I don't see the complication.
    – percusse
    Mar 2 '16 at 14:50
  • The complication is that I can't make a script out of the solutions mentioned; they need human supervision. I can pdftoppm my beamer presentation, and import each image manually in LibreOffice Impress, adjusting its size, but this is not useable for presentations having several tens or hundreds of slides.
    – Jos
    Mar 2 '16 at 16:19
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    When I had a lot of (100+) automatically generated figures to add to a PP presentation, I used the Insert->PhotoAlbum tool available in the newer versions of PowerPoint. You can add images in bulk. There is an option called fit images to slide which will fill the slide with the figure. Use imagemagick to convert your pdf to sequentially numbered pngs or jpgs. gcflearnfree.org/powerpoint2010/… support.office.com/en-us/article/…
    – AJN
    Mar 2 '16 at 19:37
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    @AJN : Great idea, this also works in Libreoffice Impress ! Insert -> Image -> Photo Album. I didn't know it would be this simple, but if you post this comment as an anwer, I'll accept it.
    – Jos
    Mar 3 '16 at 10:08
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because solved in comments Sep 25 '16 at 19:30