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After you finish creating your presentation in PowerPoint, you can save it as a video to share with others.

  1. Select File > Export > Create a video.

  2. Select the quality of the video:

    • Presentation Quality - Largest file size and highest quality (1920 x 1080).

    • Internet Quality - Medium file size and moderate quality (1280 x 720).

    • Low Quality - Smallest file size and lowest quality (852 x 480).

  3. Decide if you want to:

    • Use Recorded Timings and Narrations

    • Don't Use Recorded Timings and Narrations

  4. In the Seconds spent on each slide box, select the default time you want to spend on each slide.

  5. Select Create Video.

  6. Enter a file name and then browse to the location you want to save your video.

  7. In the Save As type box, select if you want to save the video as a MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

    Tip: The MPEG-4 Video format is recommended for the best compatibility with video players.

  8. Select Save.

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You can save your video as an MP4 video file or a Windows Media Player file right from PowerPoint without having to know how to create video files.

PowerPoint can even include your audio.

On the Slideshow tab, if you recorded your slideshow or set timings, your video will use those. For any slides that don't have narration or set timing, you can tell it how long you want each slide to remain before moving on to the next slide.

To export your slides, click File, Export, and then select Create a Video.

You need to make some choices.

The first one is what file size and quality do you want your video to be.

Presentation Quality will have the largest file size and the best quality, where Low Quality will have a small file size, but your pictures and slides may be blurry.

I'll choose Internet Quality.

After that, you can choose whether or not you want to use your recorded timings and narrations.

You can choose whether you want to use them or not.

In addition, if you don't have any on your presentation, you can record them right from here.

If you want to review them one more time to see what your final video will look like, you can choose Preview Timings and Narrations.

I'll choose to use the recorded timings.

After that, I can choose how many seconds to spend on each slide for any slide that doesn't have a timing set.

Click Create Video. And you'll be prompted to give it a name, save it to a certain location, and finally, you can choose what type you want to save it as.

You can choose to save it as an MPEG-4 Video or a Windows Media Video.

When you're done, click Save.

I'm going to click Cancel for now because depending on the file size of your presentation, it could take a while to save it.

I've already done this, so I want to show you what the final product looks like.

Here's my presentation. I'll right-click on it, select Properties, and you can see that it's an MP4 file and the file size is just under 40 megabytes.

I'll open it in Windows Media Player so you can know what to expect when your video is created.

Welcome to the Landon Hotel Board of Directors Guide. All information in this guide is to be considered extremely confidential.

I can pause it, and now it's playing just like any movie. I can upload it to YouTube, send it to whoever I want, or play it on a kiosk somewhere.

All that's left now is whatever your creativity can bring to the table.

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