You must be familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint, one of the applications in the Microsoft Office Suite. By far, PowerPoint is still the most popular presentation application.
PowerPoint has many themes, layouts and tools to make professional presentations easy and fast. In addition to text, you can create presentations that include images, music, videos, web content and animations.
To be able to open and run PowerPoint presentation files, devices such as PCs or laptops need to have the PowerPoint application installed.
However, not necessarily the devices available at that time had the PowerPoint application. That’s why, sometimes it’s necessary to save or convert a PowerPoint presentation file to another format like video.
Microsoft PowerPoint lets you save PowerPoint presentations to video in the Windows Media Video (.wmv) or MPEG-4 Video (.mp4) file formats.
You can open WMV and MP4 files using Windows built-in software such as Windows Media Player or Movies & TV or third-party software such as VLC or DivX Player.
If you want more people to see the video, you can upload it to YouTube or other video platforms.
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How to convert or save PowerPoint Presentation into Video format
Let’s jump right into the whole steps.
To save or convert a PowerPoint presentation to video, here’s what you should do.
Run the Microsoft PowerPoint application and open the presentation file that you want to save or convert to video.
Click the File menu and from the Microsoft PowerPoint Backstage View that appears, click Export (1) and then select Create a Video (2).
You will see a “Create a Video” video creation option. In this option, there are two drop-down boxes regarding the quality and size of the resulting video (1) and related to timing and narration (2), setting the slide duration in the form of a spinner box (3) and a Create Video button (4).
To determine the quality and size of the resulting video, click the first drop-down box (1) and select the quality and size of the video you want to produce, whether Presentation Quality, Internet Quality or Low Quality (2).
To determine whether or not to include timings and narrations in the presentation, click the second drop-down box (1) and then select either Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations or Use Recorded Timings and Narrations (2).
If the presentation does not have timings and narration, the Use Recorded Timings and Narrations option is disabled.
If the options for timing and narration are Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations, you will need to set the duration of each slide shown. The default value is 5 seconds, but you can specify the duration yourself, for example 8 minutes (1) and then click the Create Video button to start saving or converting to video (2).
In the Save As dialog box that appears, specify the storage directory (1), give a name for the saved or converted video file (2), specify the Windows Media Video (.wmv) or MPEG-4 Video (.mp4) video file format (3 ) and then click the Save button (4).
The process of saving or converting a PowerPoint presentation to video is in progress, wait for it to finish.
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