The slideshow format that is used for Powerpoint presentations is ideal for giving presentations to a group. But occasionally you may need to present that information in a different way, or you need to make it accessible to people that need to view it in a different environment.
Showing a video is a comparable alternative to giving a presentation, and Powerpoint 2013 makes it possible for you to generate a video file directly from the existing slideshow. Our guide below will walk you through the steps to save a Powerpoint 2013 file as a video.
Saving as a Video in Powerpoint 2013
The steps in this article will assume that you have a Powerpoint presentation that you would like to save as a video file. The exported video will then be available for you to share with other people as a file, or you can upload it to video-sharing sites like YouTube. You will have the option to save the video in either the MP4 or WMV file formats.
Here is how to save as a video from Powerpoint 2013 –
- Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
- Click the Export option.
- Click the Create a Video option.
- Click the Presentation Quality drop-down menu and select an option.
- Click the Recorded Timing and Narrations drop-down menu, and select whether you would like to use any existing Timings and Narrations.
- Click inside the Seconds spent on each slide field and choose the amount of time that you would like each slide to remain on screen for your video, then click the Create Video option.
- Choose a location for the output video, enter a file name, choose a file type, then click the Save button.
These same steps can be found below with pictures –
Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Export button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Create a Video option.
Step 5: Click the Presentation Quality drop-down menu and choose your preferred quality. Note that the higher the quality, the larger the file size.
Step 6: Click the Timings and Narrations drop-down menu and select how you would like the timings and narrations for your slideshow to be handled.
Step 7: Click inside the Seconds to spend on each slide field, enter the number of seconds that you would like each slide to be on screen, then click the Create Video button.
Step 8: Choose a location for the output video, click inside the File Name field and enter a name for the video, click the Save as Type drop-down menu and select the file format for the video, then click the Save button.
Note that Powerpoint videos can be quite large, which can make them difficult to email. You might need to put them on a USB flash drive to transport them, or upload them to a cloud file-sharing service like Dropbox.
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