Share a single PowerPoint slide with someone else

Rather than send a whole presentation, you can send a single slide from an Android device or a Windows- or Mac-based version of PowerPoint.

Share a slide from PowerPoint on an Android device

Send the slide or a picture of the slide

  1. Tap the slide that you want to send.

  2. On the command bar, tap Share

    The Share command in PowerPoint for Android
  3. Choose Picture (to send a picture of the slide) or Presentation (to send a one-slide .pptx file). 

    The Format options for sharing a slide in PowerPoint for Android
  4. Choose the app that you want to send the picture with.

    The app opens with the slide attached so that you can send it. Choose recipients and then tap Send in the message.

    After choosing a slide to share, send it from a messaging app on your Android device

Share a slide from PowerPoint on an iPhone or iPad

Send the slide or a picture of the slide

  1. Tap the thumbnail of the slide that you want to send.

  2. On the command bar, tap Share.

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  3. In the dialog box, there are two options under Format to indicate whether to send a picture or a .pptx file:

    Option

    Description

    Picture

    A picture of the slide

    PowerPoint Presentation

    A one-slide .pptx file

    (A .pptx file would be easier for your recipients to comment on directly and send back to you.)

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    If the format you prefer isn't shown under the Format label, tap the right arrow to change the selection. After you make your selection, tap Back.

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  4. Under Choose How to Share, select the app that you want to send the picture with, and then tap Done.

    The app opens with the slide attached so that you can send it. Choose recipients and then tap Send in the message.

Share a slide from PowerPoint on Windows

Send a picture of the slide

  1. In Normal view, in the thumbnail pane on the left, click the slide that you want to share. 

  2. Copy the thumbnail picture (right-click and choose Copy).

  3. Switch to your email program, such as Outlook. 

  4. Start a new email message. Click the message pane, and paste the copied slide.

    The slide is pasted into your message as a picture. If you want to change the size of the picture, drag a sizing handle. 

  5. After you address your email message, it is ready to send.

Share a slide from PowerPoint on the Mac

Send the slide or a picture of the slide

  1. In Normal view, in the thumbnail pane on the left, click the slide that you want to share. 

  2. Copy the thumbnail picture (right-click and choose Copy).

  3. Switch to the Preview app on your Mac. 

  4. On the File menu, choose New from Clipboard.

    An image of the slide copied in step 2 appears in the Preview app.

  5. Save the image.

  6. Switch to your email program a open a new email message. Attach the saved image file to the message.

    After you address your email message, it is ready to send.

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