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Save a PowerPoint as a Video

MessageNet Connections users with Microsoft PowerPoint (version 2012 or later) now have the option to save a PowerPoint presentation as a video file. This makes displaying a presentation on a MessageNet MediaPort a lot simpler. PowerPoint presentations have often had many specific settings that need to be correct in order to properly display (as explained in this earlier blog post: Make Power Point Presentations Compatible), so a video, which only needs to be saved in widescreen format, is a lot easier to successfully create and display. Another advantage of the video format is that all transitions and animations are compatible and display on MediaPorts, unlike the .ppt format, which is more restrictive.

To save a presentation as a video, follow these steps:
  1. Click on the ‘file’ tab and select ‘save & send’
  2. Under the ‘file types’ heading, select ‘save as video’
  3. If you haven’t already set up transition timings, it will ask you to do so next
  4. Save the file (it may take a few minutes for the file to be converted, depending on the speed of your computer)
  5. Finally, upload it to a MessageNet Connections media message and enjoy a nicer presentation that was easier to create
Jessica Neuner

About Jessica Neuner

Jessica Neuner is a Customer Support Specialist for MessageNet systems. She graduated from Vassar College with a history degree and has since taught English in Tokyo and worked as customer support for Nook at Barnes and Noble. In her spare time, she enjoys writing (she's currently working on her first novel), learning languages (currently improving her Japanese), practicing martial arts, playing video games, and travel.

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