powerpoint file types
Maybe you haven’t thought too much in
the past about saving your PowerPoint
presentations. You’ve clicked the Save
button on the Standard toolbar or
selected File > Save from the menu and
just routinely saved your files.
Each time you save a presentation file
using the default settings, you save it
as a Presentation (.ppt) file. In most
situations this is fine, unless you want
to save the file for review by
coworkers, as a template for future
presentations, as a Web page, or so that
the presentation automatically opens in
Slide Show view.
In these cases, and in many other
special circumstances, you’ll want to
save the presentation as a different
file type. This article tells you how to
do that, and provides an overview of the
different file types available in
Saving as a different file type
Saving a presentation as a different
file type isn’t too different from
First, select File > Save As from the
menu. The Save As dialog box appears.
Browse to the location where you want to
save the file and type a name for the
file in the "File name" text box.
Next—and this is the important
part—click the "Save as type" list arrow
and select a file type for saving the
presentation. If you’ve already saved
the presentation as another file type,
choosing a new one here won’t override
the old file, it will just create
another file using the new file type.
Finally, click the Save button. Tada!
Your file is saved in the new file
File formats overview
Check out the list below to learn more
about when you’d want to save your
presentations as different file types.
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