How can I import vector Illustrator files into Powerpoint, so I can edit them later. I have tried PDF (won't work), WMF text breacks up and scaling makes the text crap!
EPS looks rubbish.
It is a work around. And I think I know that PNG is not a vector. It is just one of the many ways to accomplish a task.
I don't take your comment personally. The problem with your comment is that people indeed save PNGs out of Illustrator and think they save vector files. And each week in this forum we have to tell people that their PNGs are only looking pixelized because that's what they are: raster files. And when an ACP writes that they save a PNG when the question was clearly about vector content, then this is highly misleading.
This thread is not even about getting vector graphics into PowerPoint, because that's simple: you copy and paste. But this thread is about getting vector shapes into Power Point in a way that the single shapes are editable in Power Point. PNG doesn't help at all with this question. It's completely unrelated.
I sent you a private message as our personal discussion does not need to be in the thread.
If you want to keep text as text, which is usually highly desireable in powerpoint, use a different method:
open the .ai file in acrobat (make sure that you are using separate artboards - one for each slide). You need Acrobat XI (X does not seem have it)
in acrobat, export to powerpoint.
It works quite well.
You can also try a third party like this one: https://www.pdfconverter.com/resources/pdftips/howtoconvertpdftopowerpoint/
This worked for me:
In Illustrator I had the graphic in only one layer. Select all. Copy.
Paste into powerpoint. ungroup. When asked to convert I clicked ok.
Now I can edit every section.
I did not try text.
Without telling us which version of Illustrator and PowerPoint and which operating system you use, this information is worthless.
I'm with Lina. cut and paste works. but so does exporting the selection to SVG and importing. This is kind of a dead topic now because there are so many possiblities in the mean time.
What is the point of complaining about software versions, Monika? Everything has moved to subscription-based software and the version is always 'now'. And when someone reads in the future, the virsion will always be 'then'.
What remains is that if you want to migrate with full native capabilities, then you need to rebuild (some) in the target app.
What is the point of complaining about software versions, Monika? Everything has moved to subscription-based software and the version is always 'now'.
No, it's not. I've been participating in forums for 20 years now. And no: assumptions don't work. And also no: not everyone is using the latest version. Even if they could, they aren't. And also: as a Windows user you might not be aware of that, but the Mac version of Microsoft Office products is a completely different beast than the Windows version.
2021 update: You can save as .svg in Illustrator, place it into powerpoint and (if you're on pc) right click: choose Ungroup and it will prompt you to convert to a Microsoft Office Drawing object, click yes and you should be able to edit everything including text. Hopefully this will be available on mac too in the future. If you have powerpoint connected to your email you can do the pc only things on a different computer and continue editing on your mac. Hope this helps someone!