Frequently Asked Question

For Office 365 user: How to save the slides presentation as a video file
Last Updated 4 years ago

After you've created your slides and recorded any timing and narrations and laser pointer gestures that you want to include, you're ready to create a video file.

  1. On the File menu, select Save to ensure all your recent work has been saved in PowerPoint presentation format (.pptx).
  2. Click File > Export > Create a Video. (Or, on the Recording tab of the ribbon, click Export to Video.)
  3. In the first drop-down box under the Create a Video heading, select the video quality you want, which pertains to the resolution of the finished video. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size. (You may want to test them to determine which one meets your needs.)



    For displaying on

    Ultra HD (4K)*

    3840 x 2160, largest file size

    Large monitors

    Full HD (1080p)

    1920 x 1080, large file size

    Computer and HD screens

    HD (720p)

    1280 x 720, medium file size

    Internet and DVD

    Standard (480p)

    852 x 480, smallest file size

    Portable devices

    * The Ultra HD (4K) option is only available if you're using Windows 10.

  4. The second drop-down box under the Create a Video heading tells whether your presentation includes narration and timings. (You may switch this setting if you like.)
    • If you haven't recorded timed narration, by default the value is Don't Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

      The default time spent on each slide is 5 seconds. You can change that timing in the Seconds to spend on each slide box. To the right of the box, click the up arrow to increase the duration, or click the down arrow to decrease the duration.

    • If you have recorded a timed narration, by default the value is Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.
  5. Click Create Video.
  6. In the File name box, enter a file name for the video, browse for the folder that will contain this file, and then click Save.
  7. In the Save as type box, choose either MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

    You can track the progress of the video creation by looking at the status bar at the bottom of your screen. The video creation process can take up to several hours depending on the length of the video and the complexity of the presentation.

    Tip: For a long video, you can set it up to be created overnight. That way, it’ll be ready for you the following morning.

  8. To play your newly-created video, go to the designated folder location, and then double-click the file.

Source: Microsoft Support

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