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How to turn a PowerPoint into a video

Turn your PowerPoint presentation into a video file.
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January 17, 2023

PowerPoint presentations can be converted into video files. These formats allow for more versatility when presenting, where you can pause your video from slide to slide. Let’s go over how to convert PowerPoint to video.

Read more: How to convert a PDF into a PowerPoint presentation

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To convert a PowerPoint to a video, go to File > Export > Create a Video. Choose your Video Quality and whether you want to use recorded timings and narrations. Select how long you want the video to spend on each slide, then click Create Video.


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How to save a PowerPoint as a video on Windows

In your PowerPoint presentation, click the File tab.

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From the menu along the left, click the Export tab.

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Within Export, select Create a Video.

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The first dropdown menu in Create a Video is the Video Quality menu.

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Click the dropdown to open the Video Quality menu. Select Standard (480p)HD (720p)Full HD (1080p), or Ultra HD (4K). The higher the quality — or pixel density — the larger the resulting file will be once saved.

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The Use Recorded Timings and Narrations menu in Create a Video is the second dropdown menu.

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Click the second dropdown to open the Use Recorded Timings and Narrations menu. Select Use Recorded Timings and Narrations or Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations. There are also extra options that allow you to Record a Video or Preview Timings and Narrations.

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For Seconds spent on each slide, use the arrows to customize how many second you wish the video to spend on each slide.

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Click Create Video when you’re finished customizing the parameters of your PowerPoint presentation.

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For Save as type, choose either MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video. When ready, click Save.

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How to save a PowerPoint as a video on a Mac

Saving a PowerPoint as a video on a Mac works a little bit differently than it does on a Windows-based machine. That said, the fundamental process remains unchanged.

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation on your Mac. Click File.
  2. Within File, select the Export tab.
  3. For File Format, choose either MP4 or MOV.
  4. For Video Quality, choose Presentation Quality, Internet Quality, or Low Quality.
  5. Check the box next to Use Recorded Timings and Narrations if you want to use them for the video. 
  6. Set the amount of time the video will spend on each slide.
  7. When ready, click Export.

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