Learn how you can open a PowerPoint file from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Mac. You can quickly make edits as needed and save your file back to OneDrive.
All your PowerPoint files which are uploaded, created, or saved
on OneDrive can be edited anytime, right within the PowerPoint Online web
app that runs within your browser. But that's not the only way you can edit these PowerPoint files. Yes, OneDrive also provides you the option to edit
it within the PowerPoint desktop application on your Mac. In this tutorial we'll explore how to open a file in your PowerPoint desktop applications
from within OneDrive. You will need to have the latest versions of PowerPoint installed on your Mac operating system.
Unlike desktop applications, both OneDrive
and PowerPoint Online are constantly evolving much faster. That may explain why screenshots on this page sport an interface different from what you see when you log in.
Follow these steps to explore more:
Sign in to your OneDrive account using
your web browser. Within your OneDrive folders, select the PowerPoint file which you want to open. In Figure 1, below
you can see a PowerPoint file has been selected (highlighted in red).
Figure 1: PowerPoint file selected for opening
With the file selected, click the Open button, shown highlighted
in green within Figure 1, above. This brings up the Open drop-down menu
as shown in Figure 2. Within this drop-down menu, select the Open in PowerPoint option (highlighted
in red within Figure 2).
Figure 2: Open in PowerPoint option
Alternatively, right-click (or Ctrl + 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 option highlighted
in red within Figure 3.
Figure 3: Open in PowerPoint option within contextual menu
You may optionally get to see a message window, as shown in Figure 4. In that case, click
the Allow button, shown highlighted in red within Figure 4.
Figure 4: Do you want to allow this page to open "Microsoft PowerPoint"?
Normally, when you click Allow, the appropriate PowerPoint desktop application opens the selected file, and you can
take advantage of all the extra features in the desktop applications. When you save the file, it's stored back to your OneDrive folder.