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

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We already explored how you can open files on Needless to add, you can only open files that have been uploaded, and the purpose of uploading a file is to ultimately share it with others. In the area of sharing, excels -- in fact, allows you to share your uploaded file on Facebook, Twitter, and you can also send the files via e-mail.

In this tutorial we'll show you how to use the Share option within

  1. Sign into your account. Thereafter select and click the file which you want to share. This opens the chosen file in a new page within PowerPoint Online, as shown in Figure 1.

    Share button
    Figure 1: Share button

    What's a account?

    A account is the same as your Microsoft Account -- learn more in our Microsoft account page.
  2. Now click the Share button, shown highlighted in red within Figure 1, above.
  3. This brings up a pop-up window with share options, as shown in Figure 2.

    Share options
    Figure 2: Share options

  4. 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.

    Share options are explained below, as marked in Figure 2, above:

    1. Facebook: Click this option to post the link to the selected file within your Facebook account. Learn more in our Share Content on Facebook tutorial.

    2. Tweet: This option enables you to tweet the link to the selected file via your Twitter account. Explore more in out Tweet Content tutorial.

    3. Email: Clicking this option brings up a new email window with the share link. Add email addresses of people with whom you want to share the link with and send the file via email. Learn more in our Send Content by Email tutorial.

    4. Link: Here you will find the share link of the file. You can copy the link and share it anywhere -- for example you can paste this into an email you are composing.

    Choose an option based on your requirement.

  5. Instead of opening the file you can hover your cursor over the file thumbnail which you want to share -- as soon as you hover your cursor, you'll see the Share option, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3. Click this option.

    Share option on file thumbnail
    Figure 3: Share option on file thumbnail
  6. This brings up the Share window, as shown in Figure 4. Options within this window are same as in window shown in Figure 2 earlier on this page.

    Share options window
    Figure 4: Share options window

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