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PowerPoint Slide Extractor

version (2.95 MB) by Dennis A. Dean, II, Ph.D.
Source code and GUI for extracting slides from PPT file


Updated 28 Jan 2015

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Create PowerPoint file(s) from slides extracted from PPT files identified in a folder.
Slides can be extracted either from a script file or from a GUI. A MATLAB App (GUI), test PPT files and example output can be found in the release section. Tunning the test file is a good way to get started (testPptSlideExtractorClass.m)

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pptFolderPath : Folder path that contains PPT/PPTX files
pptFileNamePrefix : Destination PPT file name prefix
save_folder_name : Destination Path to save destination PPT
slidesToExtract : Array of slides to remove from each PPT
numSlidesPerPPT : Number of slides to save in each destination PPT. Each created PPT is numbered sequentially starting with 1.

Function Prototypes

obj = SlideExtractorClass(pptFolderPath, pptFileNamePrefix, save_folder_name)
obj = obj.extractSlides
obj = obj.extractSlides(slidesToExtract, numSlidesPerPPT)


Tested with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010


The following open source utilities are called by SlideExtractorClass



Cite As

Dennis A. Dean, II, Ph.D. (2022). PowerPoint Slide Extractor (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2013b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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