Save your presentation file

In PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2016, you can save your desktop presentation to your local drive (such as your laptop), a network location, a CD, a DVD, or a flash drive. You can also save it as a different file format. If you want to save your presentation to the web location, see Save and share a presentation to OneDrive.

  1. On the File tab, select Save.

    File > Save or Save As

  2. Do of the following:

    • To save to your local drive, such as your laptop, a flash drive, CD or DVD drive, select Computer.

    • To save to a SharePoint Library, select SharePoint.

    • To save your presentation to a web location, see Save and share a presentation to OneDrive.

  3. Under Save As > Recent Folders, select Browse, pick a path and file folder, and then name the file.

  4. Select Save.

Save your presentation file in a different file format

Note    To save files in PDF (.pdf) or XPS (.xps) file formats, see Save as PDF or Save as XPS.

  1. On the File tab, select Save As.

  2. Under Save As, do one of the following:

  3. Under Recent Folders, select Browse, pick a path and file folder, and then name the file.

  4. In the Save as type list, pick the file format that you want.

  5. Select Save.

Save your presentation in an earlier version of PowerPoint

In PowerPoint 2013 and 2016, you can save files to an earlier version of PowerPoint by selecting the version from the Save as type list in the Save As box. For example, you can save your PowerPoint presentation in the newest PowerPoint Presentation format (.pptx), or as a PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (.ppt).

Notes   

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016 Preview



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