DITA to PowerPoint: Overview

The DITA to PowerPoint plugin provides an option to create a Microsoft PowerPoint slide deck from DITA topics.

What the DITA to PowerPoint plugin does

The DITA to Microsoft PowerPoint plugin makes it possible to create presentations from DITA XML. This is because recent versions of Microsoft applications are based on XML. The plugin includes a default set of PowerPoint master layouts that cover a wide range of slide layouts.

Business benefits

Reusable content is everywhere. What is sometimes challenging is being able to reuse it. The DITA to PowerPoint plugin makes it easier to reuse slide content, in a sustainable and consistent manner.

The typical PowerPoint reuse scenario manifests as an enormous copy-and-paste exercise. Never mind what it takes to get a review or feedback in that paradigm. That's difficult to manage over time. With the DITA to PowerPoint plugin, you can reuse, rearrange, and create new presentations from a library of content and media, in a structured authoring environment. The plugin combines the advantages of a powerful presentation application with the advantages of a versatile content creation and publishing environment.