How To Save PowerPoint Presentation As Video

Once you have created your presentation and have saved it, you can also save it as a video to share with your colleagues.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click File | Export | Create a Video.
  2. Select a resolution for your video:
  • Ultra HD (4K): the largest file size and ultra-high quality (3840 X 2160). These are only available in newer iterations of  PowerPoint
  • Full HD (1080p): Large file size and full high quality (1920 X 1080)
  • HD (720p)” Medium file size and moderate quality (1280 X 720)
  • Standard (480p): Smallest file size and lowest quality (852 X 480)
  1. Now you make a decision if you want to:
  • Use Recorded Timings and Narrations
  • Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations
  1. In the Seconds spent on each slide box, select the default time you would like to spend on each of your slides.
  2. Select Create Video.
  3. Key in a file name and browse to the location where you would like to save your video.
  4. In the Save As type box, select whether you want to save your video as an MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

Bonus:  The MPEG-4 format is recommended for the best compatibility with video players.

  1. Select Save.
  2. It will take a bit of time to generate your video. Check the progress bar at the bottom of your window to see when it is complete.

Nota Bene:  This article covers Office 365 PowerPoint, 2019 PowerPoint, and 2016 PowerPoint.

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