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Open PowerPoint File in PowerPoint Online

Learn how to open a PowerPoint file within PowerPoint Online.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint Online
OS: Windows and Mac OS






Editing a presentation uploaded on OneDrive is easy, and you have two choice. You can open and edit a PowerPoint file in PowerPoint installed on your computer or within PowerPoint Online. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to open a PowerPoint file within PowerPoint Online:

  1. Sign in to your OneDrive account. Within your OneDrive folders, navigate and select the PowerPoint file which you want to open. In Figure 1, below you can see that we have selected a PowerPoint file by selecting the check mark in front of the file name (highlighted in red).

    PowerPoint file selected for opening
    Figure 1: PowerPoint file selected for opening
  2. With the file selected, click the Open button, shown highlighted in green within Figure 1, above. This bring up the Open drop-down menu as shown in Figure 2. Within this drop-down menu, select the Open in PowerPoint Online option, highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.

    Open in PowerPoint Online option
    Figure 2: Open in PowerPoint Online option

    You can now just click the selected file to open it. Alternatively, right-click on the selected file. This brings up a contextual menu, as shown in Figure 3. Within this contextual menu, select the Open in PowerPoint Online option, highlighted in red within Figure 3, below.

    Open in PowerPoint Online option within contextual menu
    Figure 3: Open in PowerPoint Online option within contextual menu
  3. This opens the selected file in a new browser tab. Now click the Editing View button highlighted in red within Figure 4.

    Editing View button
    Figure 4: Editing View button

    Alternatively, click the Edit Presentation button, highlighted in blue with Figure 4, above. This will bring up a small menu, shown in Figure 5, below. Choose the Edit in PowerPoint Online option.

    Choose to edit your presentation
    Figure 5: Choose to edit your presentation
  4. Either way, you will open the presentation into editing view, as shown in Figure 6, below.

    Presentation in Editing view
    Figure 6: Presentation in Editing view
  5. Make edits as required, and then close your presentation.
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