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How to Turn A PowerPoint into a Video with Audio/Animations

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

PPT is not always the best format to show your presentation. Sometimes it is a better idea to convert PowerPoint to video before presenting it to your audiences. Here are why: 

  • Your audiences may not have Microsoft PowerPoint to open a PPT but almost everyone can easily open a video with a phone or computer.

  • If you cannot present a slide show personally, it is better to turn the PPT to a video with narration. In this way, the audiences can watch the presentation like you are presenting it.

  • You can turn a PowerPoint into a YouTube video or insert your PPT in a website or blog once the PPT is turned into a video.

If you are sure about turning your PowerPoint to video, follow this guide to learn how to convert PowerPoint to video on Windows PC and Mac. You convert PowerPoint to video on all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, including:

Windows versions: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019/2016/2013/2010/2007/2003;

Mac versions: PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, PowerPoint 2019/2016/2010 for Mac.

Convert PowerPoint to Video

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Convert PowerPoint to Video on Windows PC

Turn PowerPoint into Video (Office 365, 2019, 2016, 2013)

Here is how to turn a PPT to a video on PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016.

Step 1 Open the PPT that you want to convert to a video.

Step 2 Click File > Export > "Create a video", which lets PowerPoint to create a video with the current presentation.

Create A Video on PowerPoint

Step 3 Select the quality of the presentation video from one of the 4 options: Ultra HD (4K), Full HD (1080p), HD (720p), Standard (480p). Note: on PowerPoint 2013, only 1080p, 720p, 480p are available.

Select Video Quality on PowerPoint

Step 4 Choose whether to include narration and timings in the upcoming presentation video. If you want to include audio in the PPT video, record your narration beforehand.

Save Presentation Video with Narration

Step 5 Set up the time to present each slide in the vidoe.

Step 6 Click "Create a video" and save the video to a desired folder. The process to create a video on PowerPoint could be hours depending on the size of your slide shows. Wait until the video is made.

Save PowerPoint to Video

What can be converted to video on a powerpoint?

On Office 365, PowerPoint 2019/2016, nearly all elements, narration, transitions, animation, pointer movements, timings, inserted videos, etc. of a PPT can be converted to video, except for inserted media files from previous versions of PowerPoint, QuickTime video, Macros, OLE/ActiveX controls.

What video format can you convert PowerPoint into?

PowerPoint presentation can be turned into MP4 or WMV video files.

Which quality should you choose to save PowerPoint video?

It depends on which devices will be used to play the PowerPoint video. Ultra HD(4K), the highest quality, is suitable to make PowerPoint video on large monitor. For computer screen, 1080p video is perfect. Most websites and video platforms support HD 720p video. So if you need to upload the PowerPoint video to YouTube, Facebook, etc., choose HD qualtiy. 480p videos works great on smartphones.


Save PowerPoint as Video (2010)

The steps to save PowerPoint into video on PowerPoint 2010 are similar to that on previous versions of PowerPoint.

Step 1 Open the PPT file you want to convert to video.

Step 2 Click File > Save & Send > Create a video.

Step 3 Click Computer & HD Displays and select the quality of the output PowerPoint video. You have three options: Computer & HD Displays, Internet & DVD, Portable Devices, which are 1080p, 720p, 480p respectively.

Turn PowerPoint 2010 into Video

Step 4 To get a PowerPoint video with narration, select Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

Step 5 Set up the seconds to spend on each slide in the video.

Step 6 Click Create a video and save the video. The video will take longer to be saved if the presentation contains lots of media, animatations, narrations.

What video format can you convert PowerPoint 2010 into?

PowerPoint 2010 presentation can only be saved to video in MP4 format.


Make A PowerPoint into A Video (2009, 2003)

If you are using the older version of PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2009 or 2003, unfortunately, there is no default option to convert a PowerPoint to a video. For PowerPoint 2009, 2003, you have to use a PowerPoint to video converter or a screen recorder to record the PowerPoint to video with sound, animations and more.


Can't Convert PowerPoint to Video? Record PowerPoint As Video

Although PowerPoint 2010/2013/2016/2019 allows us to save PowerPoint as video, somehow there are problems that make us fail to turn PowerPoint into a video. When those problems come up, you can use a simpler method: record a PPT as video.

FonePaw Screen Recorder can work as a PowerPoint to video converter on PC and Mac. It can:

  • Record not only the slides, but also your narration if you want to make a PowerPoint video with audio;

  • Offer drawing panel which lets you to draw circles, write words, paint color on the slides during the narration;

  • Record embeded videos with their audio so that you don't have to worry that the embeded videos are not included after the PPT is turned into video;

  • Enable webcam if you would like to record yourself speaking in a PowerPoint;

  • Enable mouse cursor to highlight mouse action in your recording;

  • The recording time is much shorter than the time it takes to create a video with PowerPoint;

  • Preset recording time if you are recording auto-playing PowerPoint presentation.

Step 1 Install and run FonePaw Screen Recorder on your computer.

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Step 2 Choose Video Recorder. Open the presentation you are going to record.

Video Recorder for PowerPoint

Step 3 Click Advanced Recorder > Lock and record window, which allows you to record only the PowerPoint window without including the screen actions on your other applications. Adjust the recording area (the blue dash line rectangle) to fit your presentation.

Advanced Recording Mode

Step 4 Turn on System sound if you need to record audio in the PowerPoint and switch on Microphone if you want to record narration for the presentation. Also, enable webcam if you need to include your face in the video.

Record PowerPoint to Video

Step 5 When you are ready, click REC button to begin recording the presentation. You can use the annotation tools to highlight any part of your PPT.

Recording PowerPoint Slides

Step 6 When the presentation is over, click REC button again to stop. Then you can preview the PowerPoint video and click Save.

Watch Recorded PowerPoint Video

Tip: The PowerPoint can be saved as MP4, MOV, TS, FVI, AVI, WMV on FonePaw recorder. Go to Output Settings to select the video format and quality before recording.


Save A PowerPoint as A Video on Mac

Turn PowerPoint into Video (Office 365, 2019, 2016)

The export to video feature can only work on PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016 on Mac. Here is how to do it.

Step 1 On the presentation you want to export to video. Click File > Export.

Save A PowerPoint As A Video on Mac

Step 2 On File Format menu, choose to save the PowerPoint in MP4 or MOV.

Step 3 Select the video quality of the PowerPoint video: Presentation Quality (1080p), Internet Quality (720p), or Low Quality(480p).

Step 4 If you have recorded narration, select Use Recorded Timings and Narrations to make PowerPoint video with audio. Set up the time for each slide.

Step 5 Click Export to save the presentation as video.

Note: When you export a presentation as a video on Mac, embedded media files cannot play. If you want to include the embedded media files in the PowerPoint video, you can use FonePaw Screen Recorder to record PowerPoint with embeded media to videos.

Convert PowerPoint into Video (2010)

PowerPoint 2010 on Mac doesn't have the option to convert a presentation to video. To save a PowerPoint 2010 into video on Mac, use FonePaw Screen Recorder to record the presentation with narration, animations, timing, mouse cursor actions.

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