Get the best of both worlds
the familiarity of powerpoint and smart slides from Beautiful.ai.
In this video I will demonstrate the Beautiful.ai add-in for powerpoint.
Create a beautiful.ai account
First, you will need a Beautiful.ai account
If you don't have one, you start a free 14-trial trial
and then use the free Basic account once the trial ends.
Getting the Add-in
Within PowerPoint, click the Insert tab
and then click the Get Add-ins button
In the search box of the pop-up window, type Beautiful.ai
and press the Search button or the Return/Enter key
The first one on the list should be the official add-in
Click the Add button
In the Home tab, a Beautiful.ai button will also appear.
A right panel will appear with a prompt to Sign in
Click the button to sign in
You will be redirected to the website
Back if PowerPoint, if the sign-in doesn't seem to work
click the Beautiful.ai button to close the panel
and then click is again to open it.
that should resolve the issue.
Add a smart slide
Within the panel, you will see an add slide button
click the button to insert a smart slide
If Beautiful.ai doesn't recognize the fonts of your slide deck
you will be prompted to select new fonts for headings and body text.
Beautiful.ai uses web fonts and may not recognize Microsoft's default fonts.
If you have the font files, you can upload them or
Select from the options provided
At this point, you can also change your color scheme and slide background
The colors shown are from the color scheme selected within PowerPoint
Using your custom or brand color scheme
If you have a custom or brand colors you want to use
set that color scheme in PowerPoint before you click the beautiful.ai add slide button
Click the More Options button for more customizations of color scheme, font, and layout
Click the Done button when you are ready to move on to the next step
Choosing a Smart Slide layout
You are provided smart slide options
Click the one you want
From there choose a style
The slide will be generated within Beautiful.ai first
If you want to make edits within Beautiful.ai you can
You can change the slide color, layout, decorative elements or even switch the smart slide
Additionally, you can change the content like the images, font characteristics, the actual text.
If you have a Pro, Team, or Enterprise account you can use DesignerBot to rewrite the text for you.
Adding to PowerPoint slide deck
When ready, click the the Save button
Choose how you want to save the slide
either as an editable powerpoint slide
or to Save as an image
For this example, I am choosing Save as editable powerpoint slide
Click the Save to PPT button
Once processed the slide will appear in the thumbnail pane within PowerPoint
Continue this process to build out your slide deck
If you have a Pro, Team, or Enterprise account
you can use the DesignerBot AI feature to generate each slide for you.
Editing slide content within PowerPoint
Once your slides are created,
edit the slides like you normally would within PowerPoint.
Everything from the images to the text to the slide color can be changed.