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It is assumed you have already created a PowerPoint presentation with all the necessary slides, transitions, and animations.

PowerPoint 2016: PC


The following instructions will show you how to save a PowerPoint presentation as a Windows Media Video (.wmv)

   1. Click the File tab to access Backstage view.

   2. Select Export, then click Create a Video. Video export options will appear on the right.

 3. Click the drop-down arrow next to Presentation Quality to select the size and quality of your video

 4. Select the drop-down arrow next to Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

    • Choose Don't Use Recorded Timings and Narrations if you don't have or don't wish to use recorded timings. You can adjust the default Seconds to spend on each slide: in the box below the drop-down menu.
    • Choose Use Recorded Timings and Narrations if you have already recorded timings and narrations and would like to use them in your video.

5. Click Create Video. The Save As dialog box will appear.

6. Select the location where you wish to save the presentation, then enter a name for the presentation.

   7.  Click Save. As PowerPoint creates your video, a status bar will appear at the bottom of the PowerPoint window. When the bar is complete, your video is ready to view, send, or upload.

 

PowerPoint 2016: Mac


 

Office 2016 on the mac does not support the save as video feature, unless the user is a office 365 user.

PowerPoint 2013: PC


The following instructions will show you how to save a PowerPoint presentation as a Windows Media Video (.wmv)

   1. Click the File tab to access Backstage view.

   2. Select Export, then click Create a Video. Video export options will appear on the right.


  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to Computer and HD Displays to select the size and quality of your video

    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013

  4. Select the drop-down arrow next to Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

    • Choose Don't Use Recorded Timings and Narrations if you don't have or don't wish to use recorded timings. You can adjust the default Seconds to spend on each slide: in the box below the drop-down menu.
    • Choose Use Recorded Timings and Narrations if you have already recorded timings and narrations and would like to use them in your video.
                      Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013
 
  5. Click Create Video. The Save As dialog box will appear.

  6. Select the location where you wish to save the presentation, then enter a name for the presentation.

       Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013

   7.  Click Save. As PowerPoint creates your video, a status bar will appear at the bottom of the PowerPoint window. When the bar is complete, your video is ready to view, send, or upload.

 

PowerPoint 2011: PC


Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013

The following instructions will show you how to save a PowerPoint presentation as a Windows Media Video (.wmv).

  1. Navigate to File > Save & Send > Create a Video. 
  2. In the right pane, the first option you are given is to select the quality and size of your final video. There are three options:
    • Computer & HD Displays: For viewing on a computer monitor, projector, or high definition display (Large - 960x720)
    • Internet and DVD: For uploading to the Web and burning to standard DVD (Medium - 640x480)
    • Portable Devices: Microsoft Zune video quality; Small text may be difficult to read (Small - 320x420) 
  3. Next, choose if you want to use your recorded timings and narrations, if you have any.
  4. Then choose how many seconds to spend on each slide. This timing will be applied to any slides that do not have timing already indicated.
  5. When all your settings are correct, click "Create Video".
  6. You will then be prompted to specify the location to which your video will be saved and what you want the file to be called. After pressing "Save", you presentation will begin saving to a .wmv video file.
  7. The progress of your video will be displayed at the bottom of the PowerPoint presentation window. 
  8. When the process is complete, your video will be saved to the location you specified in step 6.

PowerPoint 2011: Mac


The following instructions will show you how to save a PowerPoint presentation as a QuickTime Move (.mov).

Note: PowerPoint 2008 does not allow you to specify a default slide length within the "Movie Options". Make sure to set all your slide lengths within the transition settings for your presentation, otherwise an arbitrary slide length will be applied to the slides in the movie.

  1. Navigate to File > Save as Movie. 
  2. Specify a name for your file and a location where it will be saved.
  3. Click "Movie Options" to specify individual settings for your video. 
  4. Under the "Movie Settings" tab, first specify the Optimization for your video. By default, it is set to "Automatic (Normal)", which is advisable for most presentations. If desired, the optimization can be changed to Size, Smooth Playback, or Quality. 
  5. Then specify the dimensions for your movie. The default 640x480 is a good medium size. Any smaller, and your text may be hard to read.
  6. Next, select if you want your movie to use the transitions already specified in your presentation.
  7. You can also specify a background soundtrack to play throughout your whole movie.
  8. Then select if you want your movie to loop continuously.
  9. Last, choose if you want the "Player Controls" to be shown with your movie.
  10. When all your settings are correct, click "OK".
  11. Lastly, click "Save", and your presentation will be saved as a .mov movie.