Drag PowerPoint into Excel Solution 1: Step 1: Right-click the Excel chart (or use the drop-down menu) and then select the 'Insert' option Step 2: Select from the left-hand menu the chart you want to convert to a data type, and a data source such as CSV or TSV; and then choose 'Import' Step 3: On the new dialog window that opens, go to the 'Data' tab. Click on Data (or click the drop-down in the lower-right corner), and then the tab next to It doesn't have a name (or click the 'new' button) Step 4: From the data source drop-down menu, select Excel File in the top drop-down box, and then click on Browse Step 5: Choose either the 'Import...' tool: In this example, the user is choosing the original PowerPoint file to be imported, and then 'Import...' tool from the right-hand side Or just click on the 'Download file' button in a new dialog window: The 'Download file' button contains a file name and an option for 'Save As'. Select the other two options (Save as TSV/CSV and Save as CSV) and then click on Download. Step 6: Select the 'Include in the newly created worksheet: Yes' checkbox, and then click on the 'Save...' button. Step 7: Once the 'Import' dialog window comes up, press the button labelled Insert and then select from the left-hand menu the PPT file whose columns contain the data you want to load. When the 'Import' dialog window comes up for the first dialog box, you can already see the imported data listed on the Excel sheet. Step 8: Click on the 'Data' tab and then the button labelled 'Open' and open the file in Excel. If you're on Excel 2010, click on the right-hand toolbar, click on File and then the 'Open With'. From the list, select Excel, then click on Excel. How do you load text data into Excel? — Quora To load a text file as a data source from PowerPoint, you can use the 'Portable for Excel' template.