To run your presentation on computers that don't have PowerPoint installed, you can save your presentation as a video file. This article will walk you through the process of doing this.  For information on recording voiceover with your Powerpoint presentation, see this article.

For macOS:

  1. Select File > Export.

    On the File menu, select Export
  2. Open the File Format list and select the video format MP4. MP4 is an international standard and therefore more broadly supported and viewable.

    Office 365 subscribers can export a presentation to video as an MP4 or MOV file
  3. Select the video Quality you want: Presentation Quality, Internet Quality, or Low Quality. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size.

  4. If you have recorded timings and want to use them in the video you create from your presentation, make sure the box next to Use Recorded Timings and Narrations is checked.

  5. When you've made all your selections, choose Export.


  • When you export your presentation as a video, any narrated audio that was recorded in Slide Show will play, but other embedded media files won't play.

For Microsoft 365 for Windows:

  1. Click File > Export > Create a Video. (Or, on the Recording tab of the ribbon, click Export to Video.)

  2. In the first drop-down box under the Create a Video heading, select the video quality you want, which pertains to the resolution of the finished video. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size.

  3. The second drop-down box under the Create a Video heading tells whether your presentation includes narration and timings. (You may switch this setting if you like.)
    • If you have recorded timed narration, by default the value is Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

  4. Click Create Video.

  5. In the File name box, enter a file name for the video, browse for the folder that will contain this file, and then click Save.

  6. In the Save as type box, choose MPEG-4 Video.
  7. To play your newly-created video, go to the designated folder location, and then double-click the file.


  • You can track the progress of the video creation by looking at the status bar at the bottom of your screen. The video creation process can take up to several hours depending on the length of the video and the complexity of the presentation.