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Opening PowerPoint Presentation from within Web App (OneDrive)

Learn how to open a PowerPoint presentation from within Web App.


Product/Version: PowerPoint Web App

We have showed you a walkthrough of commenting within the PowerPoint Web App (OneDrive). The PowerPoint web app almost works the same as the PowerPoint desktop version - the only difference is that the desktop versions has more option than the web app. In this tutorial we'll show you how to open a web app presentation in PowerPoint desktop version:

Note: If your system has two versions of PowerPoint installed - the web app presentation will open n the version which is set as default application to open when a PPTX file is opened.

Follow these steps to learn how to open a Web App presentation into PowerPoint desktop version:

  1. Open your OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) Files page, as shown in Figure 1. Here you can see list of PowerPoint presentation uploaded to OneDrive.

    OneDrive Files page
    Figure 1: OneDrive Files page

  2. First, select the file which you want to open to do that - select the check-box placed right in front of PPTX or any other PowerPoint file that you want to open. Figure 2, below shows that we have select the sixsegmentcircle file (highlighted in red within Figure 1). Now, choose the Open menu option (highlighted in green within Figure 2).

    Select file to open
    Figure 2: Select file to open

  3. This opens the Open drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 3 -- here select the Open in PowerPoint option, highlighted in red within Figure 3.

    Open in PowerPoint option
    Figure 3: Open in PowerPoint option

  4. This may open a windows, as shown in Figure 4. Within this windows click the Yes button.

    Microsoft Office window
    Figure 4: Microsoft Office window

  5. This opens the file into PowerPoint desktop version.

  6. Alternatively, you can open the selected file in Web App - by clicking the file name or choosing the Open in PowerPoint Online option within the Open drop-down menu, refer to Figure 3, earlier on this page.

  7. This will open the file into Web App, as shown in Figure 5. Within the Web App choose the Edit Presentation menu option (highlighted in red within Figure 5). Then from the resultant menu choose Edit in PowerPoint option (highlighted in blue within Figure 5).

    Edit in PowerPoint option
    Figure 5: Edit in PowerPoint option

  8. Choose any of the option to open a presentation from within Web App in PowerPoint desktop version.


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