Name and save your presentation

As with any software program, it is a good idea to name and save your presentation immediately and then to save your changes frequently while you work:

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Save As, and then do one of the following:

    • For a presentation that can be opened only in PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2007, in the Save as type list, select PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx).

    • For a presentation that can be opened in either PowerPoint 2010 or earlier versions of PowerPoint, select PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.ppt).

  3. On the left-hand pane in the Save As dialog box, click the folder or other location where you want to save your presentation.

  4. In the File name box, type a name for your presentation, or do nothing to accept the default file name, and then click Save.

From now on, you can press CTRL+S or click Save Button image near the top of the screen to save your presentation quickly at any time.

Links to more information

Open or save a presentation in a different file format

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