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Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to export a presentation as a video clip in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Such video clips can easily be shared or uploaded to video sharing sites.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher



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How can I convert a presentation into a movie format like MPG, AVI or QuickTime?



You can export your presentation slides created within PowerPoint into a video clip in either WMV or MP4 formats. This is probably the easiest way to create quick videos from your slides, and is best suited for converting photo slides to video clips. You can also use this technique to create video clips from PowerPoint that can be uploaded to YouTube or other video-sharing sites.

PowerPoint's video export features respect sounds, animations, and transition effects. For the latter, you can also override the slide transition delay as required.

Follow these steps to export a PowerPoint presentation as a video clip in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows:

  1. Open the presentation that you want to export as a video. Click on the File menu, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1, below, to open Backstage View.
  2. File option
    Figure 1: File option
  3. Now, choose the Export option to view the Export panel, as shown in Figure 2, below. Here, select the Create a Video option, as shown in Figure 2.
  4. Export Panel
    Figure 2: Export Panel
  5. Doing so brings up the Create a Video options within the Export panel, as shown in Figure 3, below.
  6. Create a Video option
    Figure 3: Create a Video option
  7. Let's explore the Create a Video options, as marked in Figure 3, above.
  8. A. Resolution

  9. This selection box provides you with three options. Click the down-arrow, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, above. To open a drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 4, below.
  10. Where do you want to use the exported video?
    Figure 4: Where do you want to use the exported video?
  11. In this drop-down menu, select any of the three options based upon the quality and resolution of exported video. Descriptions given along with each of the options can help you to make a decision.
  12. B. Recorded Timings and Narrations

  13. Here you can decide whether you want to export your presentation along with all slide transitions, narrations, and laser pointer gestures as it is, or you want to make some changes. Click the down-arrow to open the drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 5, below.
  14. Do you want to keep the transition delay and narrations?
    Figure 5: Do you want to keep the transition delay and narrations?
  15. Let's explore the options, as shown in Figure 5, above.
  16. Don't Use Record Timings and Narrations

  17. When you select this option, all the slides within the exported video will be set with a delay time that you specify within the Seconds spent on each slide box, marked as C within Figure 3, previously on this page. Also the narrations will be lost.
  18. Use Record Timings and Narrations

  19. This option makes sure that slide transition times within the exported video will be same as the transition time within the presentation (unless you record the timings and narrations, as explained next). If any of the slides do not have slide transition times, you can specify a time within the Seconds spent on each slide box, marked as C within Figure 3, previously on this page.
  20. Record Timings and Narrations

  21. This option allows you to record the slide transition time and narrations manually. This provides you with more control over the slide transition timing within the exported video.
  22. Preview Timings and Narrations

  23. Select this option to see how the exported video will play.
  24. C. Seconds spent on each slide

  25. If you want to override the slide transition applied to the slides, and want all slides to follow the same transition time in the exported video, enter the required transition time (in seconds) within this box.
  26. D. Create Video

  27. Once you have made all required settings for the video to be exported, click this button. This action will summon the Save As dialog box, as shown in Figure 6, below.
  28. Save As dialog box
    Figure 6: Save As dialog box
  29. Within the Save As dialog box navigate to the location where you want to save the exported video. And, within the Save as type selection box, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 6, above, select based upon whether you want to save it as an MP4 or a WMV file. Then, click the Save button to start the export procedure.
  30. Once the Save button is clicked, you can see the conversion process in progress on the Status Bar, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 7, below.
  31. Conversion process in progress
    Figure 7: Conversion process in progress
  32. Once this conversion is completed, your exported video will be ready. Play the video outside PowerPoint to check.

Caveats in Exporting Videos from PowerPoint

Facing problems exporting video from PowerPoint? Look at our Caveats in Exporting Videos from PowerPoint 2013 for Windows page to learn more.


See Also:

16 04 01 - Exporting Slides: Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

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