In the application menu, under the "File" tab, there is an option named "Import".

Here you have a bunch of different options to import different file types. Most of them will create a "show".


A FreeShow project is a file containing a project and all of it shows, it's useful to easily transfer a project to another computer.

Importing PowerPoint

If you want to import PowerPoint presentations you have two options:

  1. To import just the text, select PowerPoint.
  2. To import all the styles, you have to export the presentation to PDF inside PowerPoint, or use an online PPTX to PDF converter. And then import the PDF file.

Importing PDF

If you import as PDF, all the pages will be converted to images, placed in the documents/FreeShow/Import folder. And then added to a show.