Click on Object Properties... you get a popup window with the following. In this example I've created a .xlsx file at my own website. You can download the complete file here. Now to convert this to .xls The first thing we need to do is drag the Excel file onto the Open With dialogue. Next click the dropdown, select Excel 2007, then click Open. In the new window, click View... in the left-hand pane... The first column will show the name of the object in the Excel file. This is an identifier for us to identify what the object is in Excel. As in this case we have two objects we need to identify, the .xls and .ppt files. When we right-click on the object we see the following options to choose from Choose a category from the dropdown and click on Edit... Click on the Format to change the format you want to use. The first tab is called “Type” and it is a text box to choose from. For this example we will use the default selection of “Excel”. Here is an example of what the Formatting Options would look like for this object You get a prompt from Excel to save the file. Click OK. If there were no errors the Excel window will close and the new file appears in the open folder in Excel. You can now import this file to a new Excel document and save your workbook using the same options. Converting PowerPoint to Excel If you have a slide deck or slide set you can use this process to convert it from PowerPoint into Excel for use in Word or PowerPoint. I also have a small video that demonstrates the process. You can also download the PDF version of the tutorial here.