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Publish slides to a Slide Library

Important: The SharePoint Slide library is only available in SharePoint 2010. For more info, see Discontinued features and modified functionality in Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

A Slide Library is a special type of library in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that you can use to share and reuse Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 slides in a central location.

Note: To store, share, and reuse slides in a Slide Library, your computer must have Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 installed. Slide Libraries support only PowerPoint 2007 .pptx files that contain multiple slides or .ppt files that contain just one slide.

If a Slide Library has not already been created for your site, you must first create a Slide Library in Office SharePoint Server 2007 before you can add Office PowerPoint 2007 slides to it. For more information about creating a Slide Library in Office SharePoint Server 2007, see Create a Slide Library.

After a Slide Library has been created, you can add Office PowerPoint 2007 slides to it if you have contribute permissions for the library. You can upload individual slides or an entire presentation file to a library. When you upload an entire presentation to a Slide Library, the slides are automatically separated out from the presentation into individual files in the library. After the slides are added to the library, the default view displays a thumbnail and properties for each slide.

After you add your slides to the Slide Library, you can take advantage of the standard features of most libraries. For example, you can track versions, use check-in and check-out, and turn on approval to help you manage the transition from drafts to final slides. Find more information about editing, sharing, and managing files in libraries in the See Also section.

Important: Avoid creating folders in a slide library if you know that content from this site will be deployed to another farm or site collection by content deployment. Sites that contain slide libraries with folders cannot be imported or exported.

Publish Slides

  1. On the Quick Launch, click the link for the Slide Library that you want to add slides to.

    If the name of your library does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your library.

  2. Click Upload Upload menu and then click Publish Slides.

    Note: If you have Office PowerPoint 2007 installed, the program opens and the Browse dialog box appears.

  3. Select the PowerPoint presentation that contains the slides that you want to add to your Slide Library.

  4. In the Publish Slides dialog box, select the check boxes next to the slides that you want to publish to the Slide Library.

    To select all of the slides, click Select All.

  5. Click Publish.

After you publish your slides to the Slide Library, you may need to switch to your browser and then refresh your Slide Library Web page to view the newly added slides.

Tip:  You can also add slides to your Slide Library from within Office PowerPoint 2007. To learn more about this, see the PowerPoint 2007 article Use Slide Libraries to share and reuse PowerPoint slides.

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