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Save a PowerPoint .pptx file in the .ppt format

Save your .PPTX presentation file in the earlier .PPT format to share with people who have an earlier version of PowerPoint. Here’s how:

  1. In PowerPoint 2010 (or a newer version), on the File tab, click Save As.

  2. Click Browse.

  3. In the Save As dialog box, pick a folder, and then in the Save as type list, choose PowerPoint 97-2003 (*.ppt).

    Save your .ppt files as .pptx

  4. To rename the file, enter a new name for the file in the File name box.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Now you can open the newly-saved .ppt file in an earlier version of PowerPoint or send it to someone who has an earlier version of PowerPoint.

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