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Exporting Graphic File Formats in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how to export PNGs and other graphic file formats in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. These other graphic formats include JPG, TIFF, WMF, and EMF.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher



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PowerPoint allows you to save your slides to many graphic file formats, which can later be used in other applications as required. One of the most popular graphic formats that you can export your slides to is PNG. This tutorial will show you how you can export slides to PNG, but using the same process, you can also export to other graphic file formats such as JPG, GIF, TIF, BMP, WMF, EMF, etc.

Follow these steps to export some or all of your slides to a picture file format such as PNG in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows:

  1. Open the presentation from which you want to export slides as PNGs in PowerPoint.
  2. With the presentation open, choose the File | Save As menu option, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  3. Save As option selected within the File menu
    Figure 1: Save As option selected within the File menu
  4. This action summons the Save As dialog box, as shown in Figure 2, below.
  5. Save As dialog box
    Figure 2: Save As dialog box
  6. Click the Save as type list, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, above. To open a drop-down list, as shown in Figure 3, below. In this drop-down list, select the PNG Portable Network Graphics Format (*.png), as shown in Figure 3. Then, click the Save button, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above.
  7. PNG file type chosen
    Figure 3: PNG file type chosen
  8. In the resulting message window, you get to choose from exporting every slide in the presentation, or just the current slide, as shown in Figure 4, below. Choose the option you want.
  9. Choose between saving every slide or only the current slide
    Figure 4: Choose between saving every slide or only the current slide
  10. If you select Current Slide Only, the resultant PNG is saved in the location you chose. If you select the Every Slide option, PowerPoint creates a folder in the location chosen, and places all PNGs within that folder. It also informs you of the folder location, as shown in Figure 5, below. Click the OK button to dismiss this message box.
  11. Path of the folder where PNGs are saved
    Figure 5: Path of the folder where PNGs are saved
  12. You can now shut your presentation. Optionally, save the presentation if prompted. All PNGs will be available to you in the location specified.

See Also:

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Exporting Graphic File Formats in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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