Switch to PowerPoint from Slides


Tips for PowerPoint

Design slides

  1. Select the Design tab.

  2. Select one of the Themes.

  3. Select one of the Variants.

Design tab

Pick a variant

Add a transition between slides

  1. Select the slide you want to add a transition to.

  2. Select the Transitions tab.

  3. Select the Transition to This Slide and the Effect Option if applicable.

You can also set the Duration of the transition and select Apply To All to apply the transition to all slides.

Transitions tab

Edit a file in PowerPoint 2016 desktop

If you're working in PowerPoint for the web and need more advanced features, like PowerPoint Designer, you can switch to PowerPoint 2016 on your desktop.

To open a file in PowerPoint 2016, do one of the following:

  • Open PowerPoint 2016, select File > Open, and select the file you want.

  • Go to the OneDrive folder on your computer and select the file you want.

  • With a file open in PowerPoint for the web, select OPEN IN POWERPOINT to launch the desktop app. When you save, your changes are synced to your OneDrive or SharePoint site.

Open PowerPoint desktop

Edit a PowerPoint file on your mobile device

  • In the OneDrive app, select Files or Recent and then select the file you want to open.

  • In the PowerPoint app, select Open, select the location and select the file.

    Or select Recent and select a recently opened file.

If you need to install the apps, see Set up Office apps and email on a mobile device.

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