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(Archives) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Online Presentations: Creating a Web Presentation

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This article is based on legacy software.

A PowerPoint web presentation is a presentation that is converted to a web page (i.e., an HTML document) and graphic files. The web page and graphic files can then be copied to a web server and accessed as a regular web page.

After you have created a presentation in PowerPoint, you have the option of saving it as a web page. By saving the presentation as a web page, you may copy it to a web server for online viewing. Web presentations are opened in internet browsers, so you do not need PowerPoint installed on your computer to view a web presentation.

NOTE: Copying files to a web server is beyond the scope of LTS Online Help Documentation. However, documentation is available for certain web publishing software titles. For more information, refer to the Web Publishing section of the LTS Online Help Collection.

  1. Create your presentation

  2. To save your presentation as a web page,
    1. From the Office Button office button, select Save as... » Other Formats
      The Save As dialog box appears.
    2. In the Save as type pull-down menu, select Web Page (*.htm; *.html)

  3. OPTIONAL: To change the title of your presentation as it appears in a web page,
    1. Click CHANGE TITLE...
      The Set Page Title dialog box appears.
    2. In the Page title text box, type the title of your presentation.
    3. Click OK
      The Set Page Title dialog box closes.

  4. Click PUBLISH...
    The Publish as Web Page dialog box appears.
    publish a web page

  5. To publish your full presentation, in the Publish what? section, select Complete presentation
    To publish a series of slides, select Slide number and use the nudge buttons to select the range of slides

  6. To format your web presentation's Outline frame,
    1. Click WEB OPTIONS...
      The Web Options dialog box appears.
    2. Select the General tab
    3. To format the types of colors to include in your frames, from the Colors pull-down list, select your color preference
      To remove the Outline frame, deselect Add slide navigation controls
      The option is deselected if a check mark does not appear.
    4. When finished, click OK

  7. Under the Browser support section, select the desired compatibility setting
    The following table describes the settings in detail.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later (high fidelity) This option allows your presentation to be viewed only by the later versions of Internet Explorer. It also enables the viewer to resize the window and view the presentation in the Slide Show view (i.e., full screen); however, fewer people may be able to view your presentation in this format.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, Netscape Navigator 3.0, or later This option allows your presentation to be viewed by most versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape. However, users may not resize the window or view the presentation in the Slide Show view.
    NOTE: More people will be able to view the presentation than the above option.
    All browsers listed above (creates larger files) This option combines the other two options, which will create a larger file size than the other options.
    This option allows the greatest number of people to view your presentation.
    If the user's browser is able to display advanced features, the presentation will be displayed. If not, the user will view a simplified version of the presentation.
  8. From the Publish a copy as section, click BROWSE...
    The Publish as dialog box appears.

  9. In the File name text box, type a name for your presentation

  10. Navigate to the location where you want to save your presentation

  11. Click OK
    You are returned to the Publish as Web Page dialog box.

  12. OPTIONAL: After saving the file, to make the presentation appear in a web browser, select Open published Web page in browser
    The option is selected if a checkmark appears.

  13. Click PUBLISH
    Your presentation is now saved as a web page.
    NOTE: If you selected the Open published Web page in browser, the file will open in your web browser.

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