You can import your existing presentations into Pitch in a few easy steps. To get started, simply drag your .pptx file into Pitch to import it.

💡 If the presentation you would like to import to Pitch is in a different file format than PowerPoint (pptx), you can convert that file so that it can be imported into Pitch. Many tools such as Google Slides and Keynote allow you to export in this format.

You will see a pop-up indicating that the import is in progress. How long this takes will depend on the computer's performance and the file size.

Once the import is finished, you will be taken to your imported presentation in Pitch.

Alternatively, you can click on the arrow on the right of the New presentation button in your dashboard. Select Choose file and import your presentation.

Supported and unsupported elements

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

  • Footer or header elements

  • Custom fonts

💡 If your presentation includes an image file that Pitch doesn't support, a placeholder will appear instead.

Tips for fine-tuning your imported presentation

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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 .pptx 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.

Our PowerPoint importer is in beta while we improve the experience and collect user feedback. Feel free to contact us through the messenger or via email if you have any suggestions or feedback to share. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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