Quick Tip: Extract Embedded Workbooks from PowerPoint

Ever need to get the embedded workbooks out of PowerPoint slides?

You know…those workbooks that hide behind the tables and charts in a PowerPoint presentation?

It’s easy…

Simply right-click on the embedded object and

select Worksheet ObjectàOpen.

Once the workbook is opened, you can save it to a new location.

It’s amazing what hides behind that right-click sometimes.

Bonus Tip:

Want to extract all the images from a PowerPoint document at once?

You could right-click on each image and choose the Save As option.

But doing that for dozens of images totally blows.

An alternative method is to crack open the document and drag them out of there. Follow these steps:

  1. Save your PowerPoint document as a pptx file.
  2. Close your PowerPoint document and add .zip extension to the end of the file name.
  3. Open the zip file and double-click on the ppt folder and then double click on the media folder.
  4. Drag any or all media files you see to your PC. You’ll even be able to extract any embedded videos that may be in the PowerPoint document.


  5. Close the zip file and remove the .zip extension from the file name.


    Well…I guess that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!

One thought on “Quick Tip: Extract Embedded Workbooks from PowerPoint

  1. Kiev

    Really cool tips for the image saving, but I am wondering how can you find it, it is amazing…
    Thanks a lot.

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