Welcome back to PowerPoint Training Online. This week in our tutorial we want to show you how to convert a slideshow to a video

How to convert a slideshow to a video

How to convert a slideshow to a video

Welcome back to PowerPoint Training Online. This week in our tutorial we want to show you how to convert a slideshow to a video.

There are many reasons why you may want to convert a slideshow to a video. Reasons such as

  • Share the presentation with colleagues
  • Add a slideshow to an online training portal
  • Create an animation video
  • Create a product demonstration

There are also a few benefits for doing this. You can share the video presentation with colleagues that may have missed your talk, or you could use it as additional material in a training pack. Here at PowerPoint Training Online we used PowerPoint to create our old video intro. There was no need to use fancy and expensive video software.

Let’s see how easy it is to convert a slideshow into a video.

The ‘How to convert a slideshow into a video’ video

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The ‘How to convert a slideshow into a video’ Step-by-step guide

Step One – Create your slideshow

You may have created the content, all the fancy animations and transitions but have you recorded a slideshow. This step is not essential as PowerPoint will create a simple slideshow for you when you convert it to a video.

To record a slideshow, go to the Slide show tab on the ribbon.

Press the Record Slide Show button. Select the settings you want and then record. You have the option of recording timings and narrations. This will allow you to speak along as each slide is played.

Step Two – Open the file menu

Once you are happy with your slide show, it is time to export it as a video. Press the File button on the ribbon. This will open the file menu.

Step Three – Open the Export menu

Under the file menu, you will see the Export sub menu. Press this. You will then see new options appear to the right of the sub menu list.

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Step Four – Select the export method

As we are trying to convert a slideshow into a video, select the Create a Video option. This will allow you to change some export settings.

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Step Five – Select the right settings

There are three settings which you can change from here.

  1. The size and quality of the video
  2. Whether you want the video to include the recorded timings and narrations
  3. The seconds spent per slide before the video goes to the next slide

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Step Six – Press create video

Once you have selected the relevant options press the button labelled Create Video.

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Step Seven –     Select save location

The final step is to select whereabouts you want to save the video. The typical save box will appear. Navigate to the desired folder, name the video and then press save.

Please note you change what file type the video will save as. Typical choices will be mp4 and WMV. We always recommend choosing mp4 as it is the most widely recognised.

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Conclusion

There we have it folks. It really could not be easier. You can now share your video across the globe on social media, in an email to your boss or just keep it for your own personal use. What ever you decide to do with it, at least you know you created it.

We hope that you enjoyed this tutorial today and that it was able to help you take the next step in becoming a PowerPoint master.

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See you soon

David

Microsoft UK IE

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