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Publish Files on

Learn how you can upload and publish your files on the


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

Note: Microsoft is closing on December 15, 2017, and have asked users to remove or migrate their content from this site.

To share your file, or to embed from you first need to have some files uploaded to your account. And even if you do not want to share, you may still want to learn how you can upload your files. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can Publish (upload) a file on

  1. Make sure you first sign into your account. Thereafter within the homepage, you'll find the Publish button (highlighted in blue within Figure 1).

    Publish button
    Figure 1: Publish button

  2. What's a account?

    A account is the same as your Microsoft Account -- learn more in our Microsoft account page.
  3. Alternatively, you can also click the Publish option (highlighted in green within Figure 1, above).
  4. Either way, you see the interface shown in Figure 2, below.

    Publish file page
    Figure 2: Publish file page

  5. Note: Options explained and shown in this tutorial may change and evolve all the time because is a web based program -- we will try to update this tutorial if these changes happen but we cannot be sure that the options may not change, or even look different.

    Options within this page are explained below, as marked in Figure 2, above:

    1. Upload: Click the icon or just drag a PowerPoint, Excel, Word, or PDF file here to upload.

    2. Computer: Click this button to bring up the Open dialog box, navigate to the folder where the file which you want to upload has been saved. This works similer to the first option.

    3. OneDrive: Click this button to open a dialog box from where you can choose your file saved on OneDrive. OneDrive is an online service from Microsoft that allows you to store files online -- OneDrive also provides you access to  PowerPoint Online, a web based version of PowerPoint that runs within a browser window.

    4. Sway: Click this button to open a dialog box from where you can choose your Microsoft Sway file. Sway is a digital storytelling app you can use to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories.

    5. Office Mix: Click this button to open a dialog box from where you can choose your mixes made within Office Mix.

    Choose any file you want to publish.

  6. As soon as you select a file, it is published. Once publishing is done a new page opens with all the details, as shown in Figure 3. For now just click on the Done button.

    File published
    Figure 3: File published
  7. Published file details can be edited - all of the options to edit the published file details are explained in our Edit File Details in tuotorial.

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