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Display a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation as a Slideshow on a Page

Display a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation as a Slideshow on a Page By: Sara Goss

The Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation graphics program is designed to clearly present and enhance information at events like Board meetings or class lectures. It is not designed for web distribution. However, if you wish to post a PowerPoint presentation to your website, here are some options you can try. Some of the options require you to convert the presentation to a video file. We have included those instructions as well.

Document Viewer App

Use the Document Viewer App to display your PowerPoint document on your website. Visitors can view the document without having PowerPoint installed on their computer. You simply add a Document Viewer App to your page and upload your PowerPoint document to the app. Slides display as individual pages on the end-user website.

Premium Video App

If you have the Premium Video App, use it to upload a video file of your PowerPoint. You must first convert the PowerPoint to a video file. Once you've done that, add a Premium Video App to your page and edit the app to add the video. The Premium Video App supports these file types: AVI, MOV, MPR, 3GP, FLV, M4V and WMV.

Embed Code App

Use the Embed Code App to stream the video file on your page. You must first obtain the embed code for your video. Convert your PowerPoint to a video file and then upload it to a web video storage site such as YouTube© or TeacherTube©. Copy the embed code for the video from the site and paste the code in an Embed Code App on your page. 

How to Convert a PowerPoint to Video

If you are using PowerPoint 2010, you can save your presentation as a Windows Media Video (.wmv) file. If you are using an earlier version of PowerPoint you can convert the file to a video file format supported by Web Community Manager and post it on your website. There are no doubt many vendors who have programs available to covert PowerPoint files to video files.

Here are the file formats Web Community Manager supports for the Premium Video App; AVI, MOV, MPR, 3GP, FLV, M4V and WMV.