Switch to PowerPoint from Slides

Switch to PowerPoint from Slides and start collaborating with these quick instructions on how to create, share, and edit presentations on your own or with your team.

Note: Features and information in this guide apply to PowerPoint as available through Office 365.

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With PowerPoint:

  • Create presentations that include images, videos, transitions, and animations.

  • Get to your presentations from your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Share and work with others, wherever they are.




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  • Share presentations from your browser or desktop

  • Co-author presentations in your browser or in the desktop apps

  • Chat with your teammates as you work

  • Share presentations from your browser

  • Co-author presentations in the browser

  • Chat in presentation


  • Thousands of templates

  • Transitions (including Morph) and Animations

  • SmartArt

  • Storyboarding tools

  • Templates

  • Transitions and animations


  • Edit offline

  • Edit offline in Chrome


  • Fonts and formatting, Themes and color schemes

  • PowerPoint Designer

  • Fonts and formatting


  • Presenter view/tools, record options, and ability to add quizzes

  • Slide viewing modes/options

  • Write directly in the presentation with Inking

  • Embedded notes

  • Presenter view/tools

  • Slide viewing modes/options

*Differences are based on G-Suite Basic Edition and Microsoft's Office 365 E3 plan as of May 2017.

With Office, you can use PowerPoint for the web in any browser, or switch to PowerPoint on your desktop for full editing features. See Compare PowerPoint features on different platforms.

For more information, see What's new in Office 365.

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