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Import a presentation

Bring existing presentations into Pitch.

Verena Kuhn avatar
Written by Verena Kuhn
Updated over a week ago

Pitch supports PowerPoint (.pptx) files from Microsoft PowerPoint, and presentations exported to that format from Apple Keynote and Google Slides. The import of files is currently in beta.

You can import your existing presentations into Pitch in two ways, by clicking on New presentation in your workspace or by dragging and dropping the file into a folder.

Import a new presentation

1. Click on the Options button in the top right of your dashboard, and then select New presentation.

2. In the top right-hand corner click on Import file.

3. You’ll see a pop-up to chose your PowerPoint file. Click Upload file.

💡 Alternatively, you can import your PowerPoint (.pptx) file into Pitch by dragging it into the central dashboard area or into any open folder.

4. You will see a pop-up indicating that the import is in progress. The amount of time this takes depends on your computer’s performance and the file size.

5. Once the import is finished, click Open presentation to be taken to your imported deck in Pitch.

Supported and unsupported elements

This feature is still in beta, which means it works best with simple presentations, and there are some elements that might not import the way you’d expect. Supported elements of your original presentation should import into Pitch seamlessly.

Supported elements:

  • Slides

  • Images (JPG, PNG, SVG or GIF files)

  • Text

  • Embedded videos from Youtube and Vimeo

  • Simple shapes

  • Tables

  • Speaker notes

Unsupported elements might look a bit different or be absent, depending on whether or not import functionality for a specific type of block already exists in Pitch.

Unsupported elements:

  • Charts

  • SmartArt

  • Footer or header elements

  • Custom fonts

  • Images with .emf file extensions

  • Images where MIME type is application/octet-stream

Tips for fine-tuning your imported presentation

Upload custom fonts

If your team uses a font that is not already in Pitch, you can upload the font to your Pitch workspace so that you can apply it to your imported presentation.

Adjust alignment

Because Pitch doesn't yet have the same alignment features that PowerPoint does, you may notice that some blocks aren't perfectly aligned once imported. It is helpful to understand our smart formatting features to quickly align blocks in Pitch.


We’re always working hard to improve Pitch and to add more features. Whenever we encounter an unsupported element, a yellow placeholder box is shown. This makes it easy to see where the element sits on the slide and allows you to replace it quickly.

To replace any unsupported elements in your slide, click and delete the placeholder block and add a Pitch element of your choice. We have a range of charts to choose from, to which you can add your data and enhance your presentation.

Polish headers and footers

As Pitch does not currently support headers and footers, here's a workaround you can use to quickly apply the same element to multiple slides at once:

  1. Click on the block you would like to use as the footer/header and press Command + C (or Ctrl + C on Windows).

  2. Select all slides by pressing Shift and clicking on all slides that you would like to add the footer/header to.

  3. Press Command + V (or Ctrl + V on Windows) to paste the footer/header onto all selected slides at once.

Frequently asked questions

What dimensions does Pitch support?

Currently, Pitch is only able to import a presentation with the dimensions of 16:9.

Is there a limit to the size of my PowerPoint file?

No, Pitch's PowerPoint importer doesn't have a file size limit.

Will a slide style automatically be created and applied with my import?

Yes, once your file is imported, Pitch will automatically detect those details and create a corresponding slide style for your presentation.

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