Edit a presentation in PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online can open files stored on OneDrive, SharePoint, or Dropbox. 

Upload a file to OneDrive

If your file is saved on a computer hard disk, a flash drive, or a USB stick, the first thing to do is upload it to OneDrive.

  1. Sign in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, or msn.com)

    or Sign in to your Office 365 work or school account (.com, .org, .edu) and go to OneDrive.

  2. Navigate to the destination folder. 

  3. Select Upload to save the files to OneDrive.

Upload a file to SharePoint

  1. Sign in to your Office 365 work or school account (.com, .org, .edu) and go to SharePoint.

  2. Navigate to the destination folder. 

  3. Select Upload to save the files to SharePoint.

Edit a file with a Microsoft account

When you open a presentation from OneDrive directly or through a shared link with a Microsoft account, PowerPoint Online displays the file in Reading view.

To edit a file:

  1. In your web browser, navigate to the file in OneDrive.

  2. Click the file name once to open the file in PowerPoint Online.

  3. select Edit Presentation, and then select Edit in PowerPoint Online.

    Edit in PowerPoint Online

The file switches from Reading view to Editing view, where you can:

  • Add or change content

  • Share the file and collaborate with others

  • View the presentation in Slide Show

Edit a file with an Office 365 work or school account

When you open a presentation from OneDrive for Business or SharePoint directly or through a shared link with a Microsoft work or school account, PowerPoint Online displays the file in Editing view by default. 

See Also

Editing an .odp or .pptx file in PowerPoint Online

Using Office Online in OneDrive

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