I ran across this tip recently, and thought it was pretty cool. I don’t know if I’ll ever need to do it, but it’s nice to know it’s there.
Let’s say that you have a PowerPoint PPTX file which has a number of images that you’d like to repurpose for some other reason. Maybe you want them for another presentation, or you want to include them in a SharePoint site or Word document. You could go to each page, right-click on the image, and save it locally… over and over and over.
You could use this technique to find all the images in one place, and then copy/paste the ones you want to use.
In the example below, I have a presentation I’ve done for various SharePoint events. I made a copy of the presentation so that I wouldn’t mess things up with the original.
Step 1: Change the file type of your presentation from .pptx to .zip:
Step 2: Right-click on the zip file and select Open With > Window Explorer:
You can also use various utilities such as 7-Zip to open the zip file, but everyone has Windows Explorer.
Step 3: When the compressed file opens, click into the ppt folder:
Step 4: click into the media folder:
Step 5: Grab whatever images you want!