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How to Save a PowerPoint Presentation as a Slide Show you can Email

Want to email your friends or coworkers a presentation that will start as the slideshow when they open it? No problem! Here is how to do it in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010:

  1. Click on the File tab in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Click on Save & Send near the bottom of the menu that pops up.
  3. Click on Change File Type in the middle of the box.
  4. In the middle of the box on the right, double-click on PowerPoint Show.
  5. In the box that pops up, name your presentation, navigate to where you want to save it, and click on Save.

Now you should be able to attach the presentation to an email and send it off!

How to Save PowerPoint Slide Show

Saving a PowerPoint Slide Show













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4 Responses

  1. I get great .pps slide shows and they are all just saved to my documents file in Windows 7. In XP they went into a Microsoft Powerpoint folder automatically. I didn’t have to make a separate folder. For Windows 7 they save to my documents and that’s it. How do I set up a PPS folder that they will go in when I save them? Thanks

    • Hi Ruth,

      Unfortunately I don’t know how to automatically save PowerPoint shows to a specific folder. The only way I know is to create a folder for the shows inside your Documents folder and navigate to it manually. However, it sounds like you’re already doing that.

      If there’s any other way I can help you with this, please let me know.

  2. This doesn’t seem to work for me. I am running Windows 2010, and have created a .ppxs file. When I open it from the drive its saved to, it opens in slideshow view, but if I attach it to an email and send it, it opens up in normal view. Any hints? Even doing the save and send trick you’ve described above, it still opens up in normal view.

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