Copying diagram from word 2010 to powerpoint 2010

I am trying to copy a diagram that I made in Word 2010 to a blank slide on powerpoint 2010, but it doesn't format correctly. I tried all the paste options but none of them does it.  the diagram includes tables and arrows.  i tried a few ways of copying and pasting:
1.  I press ctrl- a to highlight the whole page, then press ctrl-c to copy it, then place cursor inside powerpoint slide and press ctrl-v to paste it.
2.  i highlight the page, rt click and choose copy, place cursor inside powerpoint slide, right click and paste (and i tried all the paste options)
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PeterAuthor Commented:
here's a file of the diagram
Practice-Tables-ERD.docx
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Echo_SCommented:
Try using CTRL+Alt+V in PPT to paste special and choose EMF as the file type.
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mrwad99Commented:
Yep, I can see what you mean.  I'm not a Word expert, but I've been where you are before, and think the easiest thing for you to do would be to insert it into the Presentation as an image, not as an object, unless you want to spend a lot of time messing about.

This is what I'd do:

Open the Word doc, then zoom in until the picture occupies as much of the window as possible whilst still being fully visible.  Press CTRL+Print Screen to capture the capture the active word window onto the clipboard.

Paste this image into your Powerpoint slide, then use the picture tools to crop the word window out so you are left with your image.

Not pretty, but its fast and does the job :)

HTH
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Powerpoint does not implement objects in the same way as Word, so it it is difficult to reproduce the layout precisely.

You might be better off just working with a graphic image, e.g. by using the snipping tool.
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Echo_SCommented:
Guys, if you paste special as EMF as I suggested, you get an image on your slide. Personally, I think it's a lot easier than using snipping tools and print screen and the like.

EMF is a vector image format, so it's a better option than PNG in this case. (With this document, if you select all in Word and copy, you don't get a PNG option in PPT anyway.)

Additionally, you could actually ungroup the EMF if you desperately needed to edit the text. Right-click the EMF you pasted, choose Group | Ungroup. Say yes when prompted to convert to Microsoft Drawing Object. Then right-click and ungroup again. Yes, you have to ungroup twice. (Well, you wouldn't HAVE to, but it's easier to access all the bits of the object if you do. The text will be really broken up, but you can delete textboxes and add them in PPT directly as necessary.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
Hmmm. Because Word has two layers, a drawing layer and a text layer, it's really not very well suited to designing free-placed illustrations like this. Your text is on one layer and the arrows and shapes are on another so when it gets pasted to PowerPoint, it's getting messed up.

The closest I got was by pasting with this this key sequence in PowerPoint:

Alt+HVU

But it still messes with the lines and at different scales, some disappear!

If I was doing this, I would take an area-based screenshot of the drawing in Word and paste that into PowerPoint.

Ultimately though, I would always create illustrations in PowerPoint as it's a proper canvas-based drawing tool with none of the awkwardness of Word and then paste that as a raster image (bitmap such as PNG or JPG) into Word. It took me just under 3 minutes to redraw your illustration in PowerPoint and once there, you have much more control and picture output options to play with.

Word-illustration-to-PowerPoint.png
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mrwad99Commented:
You are absolutely right Echo_S. I have learned something there, so thank you :)
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Echo_SCommented:
Jamie, in slide show view, the pasted diagram looks identical to me. It looks more off in editing view, definitely, but I think it's really not.

By the way, Alt + HVU is pasting as picture (Home tab, Paste options, Paste as Picture) -- and in this case, it's actually pasting as EMF. You can right-click and ungroup that picture.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
Hi Echo - I saw your first comment after I'd posted mine and now the one at 20:30:37 - you type too fast!). The table lines are behaving really weirdly even when pasted as EMF with/without ungrouping on my PowerPoint 2013. Some disappear as the image is scaled up and down. Very odd behaviour.
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Echo_SCommented:
No worries -- I just saw the comparison or pasting and recreating and thought I'd mention it. It is odd behavior, but it works the same for me when I use Alt + HVU. (This and Paste Special as EMF are essentially the same paste procedures, just different entry points.) But stuff seems to disappear in editing view and be fine in slide show view regardless of size. At least that's how it works for me.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
Without touching the ungrouped EMF, here are screenshots in Normal and Slide Show views:

Pasted EMF picture, ungrouped, in PowerPoint Normal view
Pasted EMF picture, ungrouped, in PowerPoint Slide Show view
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Echo_SCommented:
Interesting. That's not what I'm seeing here.

Maybe a screengrab like someone else suggested is the way to go, then, so the image can be a PNG.

Here's editing view for me (pasted from Word)
editing view
And here's slide show view of that same slide
slide show view
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Echo_SCommented:
Man, that slide show view image looks horrible. The actual slide show looks fine here. Go figure.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
You've got the same thing Echo. The top line of the left table is missing in your editing view and the left line of the same table is almost invisible. It's probably something to do with MSFT not using the same shape models across different MSO apps :-(
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PeterAuthor Commented:
Wow, thanks everyone!  Great advice.  EMF almost worked.  But the prize goes to saving the file as a PNG using the snipping tool, then copy and paste.  (in fact, I remember doing that now in the past.)  Worked great; thanks again.
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