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4 Easy Ways To Cut Ties With PowerPoint

Jordan Turner
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July 21, 2022
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5
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4 Easy Ways To Cut Ties With PowerPoint4 Easy Ways To Cut Ties With PowerPoint

The goal of Beautiful.ai has always been to make presentation design easier and more accessible regardless of your design skills. This means providing you with the tools you need to work smarter, not harder. We understand that corporate documents or company requirements constrain you to certain programs— like PowerPoint. 

But outdated software has its baggage, and there comes a time when you have to adapt with technology for the sake of scaling your business. As it relates to presentations, newer software— like Beautiful.ai— allows you to be more efficient and intentional with your team’s time. But we recognize that making a change isn’t always easy, especially when your business is at stake. 

Here are 4 easy ways to cut ties with PowerPoint and scale your presentation design process. 

Beautiful.ai PowerPoint Add-in

Everyone knows PowerPoint. For many businesses, it’s the software they’ve used for years, and it’s comfortable. And while their team's presentations might be lacking in design, it gets the job done. Some managers might think it’s easier to stick with a mediocre program rather than spend the time learning something new. Luckily, PowerPoint offers plenty of Add-ins to help level-up their otherwise outdated features. Insert: Beautiful.ai. The Beautiful.ai Add-in gives power back to your PowerPoints without having to commit to onboarding your team in a new software. You can give your old content new life, get access to hundreds of customizable Smart Slides, millions of free photos and icons, and more. If you’re on the fence about quitting PowerPoint, the Beautiful.ai Add-in is a great place to start and get your feet wet. You get the power of our intelligent design right within your existing workflow. You can create stunning slides in Beautiful.ai, and drop it in your PowerPoint deck to share with your team or clients without ever leaving Microsoft’s program. It’s the best of both worlds.

Try before you buy

Anytime a subscription is involved you want to be able to try before you buy. Starting with a free trial not only allows you to vet it out, but it gives you the opportunity to test multiple platforms before making a final decision. If you’re not totally sure that you want to cut ties with PowerPoint, opt for a 14-day free trial at Beautiful.ai. Between our Smart Slides, library of customizable presentation templates, and intuitive controls we’re confident that in your trial you will be able to create brilliant presentations in half the time it would take you in PowerPoint. And by the 14th day it will be a no brainer to make the switch. 

Get your team on board

You’ve heard the saying strength in numbers, right? The same applies to your team at work. If you can get your colleagues on board with making the switch from PowerPoint, you’ve made the transition more seamless for the company. By unlocking new features like working in the cloud, collaborating in real-time through comments and notifications, a Shared Library, and Team Themes and templates you can work better together. Beautiful.ai gives teams the deck designer they need at a fraction of the cost, keeps everyone on-brand, and gives them time back for other projects. 

Import your PowerPoints to Beautiful.ai

We get it. Switching software can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve built a robust library of presentations in PowerPoint. What happens to all of those decks when you make a switch? Nobody has time to recreate years worth of files in a new platform. In fact, that’s probably one of the most common reasons people stay in PowerPoint despite their frustrations. To help make the transition more seamless, we built a PowerPoint import feature. 

We know how much time you invested in those decks and we don't want you to lose your old work. With this feature you can import your existing slides into Beautiful.ai, and incorporate them into your new presentations. Our presentation importer prioritizes precision, maintaining every possible visual detail we can from your original PowerPoint slides. Your imported slides will be fully editable and inherit from your presentation's theme wherever possible, so even those old slides will blend in with your new look. Any .pptx file will work - so what are you waiting for?

Make the switch today and present your best work yet.

Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner

Jordan is a Bay Area writer, social media manager, and successful blogger. Check out TheOceanMinded.com or find her on Instagram @theoceanminded.