Convert Illustrator to PowerPoint & Keynote With Recosoft IR2Office

I saw some software at the CreativePro Week conference in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago that was really exciting and I wanted to share it with you: The new IR2Office tool from Recosoft that lets you convert Illustrator CC files to either PowerPoint or Keynote files.

IR2Office by Recosoft

Many designers create artwork in Illustrator and need to get it into slide presentations, but until now there have been very limited options for this workflow. Sure, you could export a PNG or some other static file format and place that. Or you could copy and paste. But in most cases, the artwork would either change or become un-editable.

You may be familiar with Recosoft’s ID2Office tool (which lets you convert InDesign layouts to Word, PowerPoint, or Keynote), or their excellent PDF2ID tool (which converts PDF files to editable InDesign files). So it’s no surprise that they would expand their offerings to Illustrator users.

This is definitely worth checking out!

Here is their press release for IR2Office:

Osaka, Japan, June 21, 2018 – Recosoft Corporation the creators of PDF conversion software and workflow automation plug-ins for Adobe® InDesign® has shipped IR2Office 2018. IR2Office is a new tool to convert Adobe Illustrator® files to Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Apple® Keynote® formats.

IR2Office is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator which converts Illustrator (.ai) files to the Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote formats while maintaining layout accuracy.

IR2Office converts the text, associated fonts, vector graphics, images along with the corresponding property information to the equivalent Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote data and property; converting every artboard to an equivalent slide in the final PowerPoint or Keynote document type.

“IR2Office solves the difficult issue of getting Adobe Illustrator content into Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote formats while ensuring the data remain editable. IR2Office is the latest addition to our tools of workflow automation solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud” – Paramjit Chadha, MD, Recosoft Corporation”

IR2Office saves you valuable time in recreating Illustrator content in PowerPoint and Keynote as the Illustrator data and layout structure are maintained. IR2Office has been designed to provide seamless integration with Adobe Illustrator eliminating the necessity to acquire and install additional tools; resulting in enhanced workflow automation and providing huge cost savings in both time and expense.


  • Support for Adobe Illustrator CC: IR2Office operates as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator enabling you to directly convert Illustrator CC 2015 or higher documents to the target format.
  • Save to Office formats: IR2Office converts the Illustrator file to the Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote type.
  • Accurate Conversion: IR2Office maintains the layout of the document when converted to the PowerPoint or Keynote type. Text, Vector Graphics, Images, Gradients and other object property information are converted appropriately.
  • Simple interface: Simply open up the Illustrator file to export to PowerPoint or Keynote type and choose the Export to Keynote or Export to PowerPoint command.
  • Exports all artboards: IR2Office converts all artboards in the Illustrator file to a corresponding slide in the resulting PowerPoint or Keynote file type.


IR2Office 2018 is available immediately in the following configuration from the Recosoft web store (per license):

  • IR2Office 2018 Annual subscription (macOS): US$99.99

System Requirements

  • Mac OS: macOS 10.11.6 or higher
  • Hardware: Intel based Mac
  • Application: Adobe Illustrator CC 2015, CC 2017, or CC 2018

Recosoft Corporation has pioneered PDF2Office®, the de-facto PDF-to-Excel, PDF-to-Word, PDF-to-PowerPoint, PDF-to-OmniGraffle conversion utility; PDF2Office® for iWork, the PDF-to-Keynote, PDF-to-Numbers and PDF-to-Pages conversion application; ID2Office, the InDesign-to-Word, InDesign-to-PowerPoint converter; and PDF2ID® the de-facto PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool. The company is a leader in designing and delivering PDF converters and InDesign software solutions enhancing workflow automation and productivity. For more information on Recosoft PDF converters and InDesign related solutions, visit

Contact Information
Recosoft Corporation
Hommachi 1-5-6, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Fax: +81-6-6260-5543

©Copyright 2018 Recosoft Corporation

IR2Office, ID2Office, PDF2Office, PDF2ID, PDFtoID are trademarks or registered trademarks of Recosoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Adobe, Illustrator, InDesign and Creative Cloud are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe System Incorporated in the US and/or other countries. Apple, Macintosh, macOS, Mac, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, iWork, iPod, iPhone, iOS, iPAD are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the US and or other countries. All other trademarks are recognized and are the property of their respective owners.

Posted on: June 22, 2018

David Blatner

David Blatner is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign, Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe From Infinitesimal to Infinity, and The Joy of Pi. He is also the author of InDesign Essential Training and the InDesign Insider Training titles at David is the co-host of InDesignSecrets and PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference, and is the co-founder of Creative Publishing Network.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.