PowerPoint to Video

How to Save or Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Video

Most of us can create PowerPoint presentations but did you know you can save them as videos? This tutorial shows you how. This works for versions 2010 and 2013 only.

PowerPoint presentations are used in business and academic presentations. Highly versatile, you can even use presentations to show off your holiday pictures!

First you need to create a presentation.  Once you have the document open, you will need to save it as a video.  Begin by pressing “File.”

Instead of following the logical train of thought and opening the “Save” section, you will need to click on “Export,” then click on “Create a video.”

Once you do this, you will see the “Create a Video” option.  This will offer a few options in the form of two drop-down menus and a time value box.

The first drop-down box is where you will choose the quality of your exported video.  These three options will also determine the size of your exported video file.  We will choose the second option to reduce the size of the video without compromising too much video quality.

The second drop-down menu allows you to include or exclude any timings or narrations that you inserted on your PowerPoint presentation.  If you do not have timings or narration then leave it as it is. The “Use Recorded Timings and Narrations” will be unavailable if you don’t have any of them in your presentation anyway.

The time value box is where you can edit the amount of time that your slides will appear in the video.  The default time is set at 5 seconds.  For this tutorial, we will set it to 3 seconds.  Lastly, you need to click on the “Create Video” button. Remember that the more slides you have and the more time you give to each slide, the more space the video will take up in the end.

You will now be taken to the “Save” dialog box.  Browse to the location where you want to save the file and give it a name then press “Save.”

While the video is being created, you will see the small progress bar at the bottom of your PowerPoint window.  Wait till this is done and then go to your video.

Now you can double-click your video file and it will automatically play with your video player. This handy export tool is great for automating presentations or for uploading them as videos to online video sharing services like Facebook or YouTube.



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