How do I export a PowerPoint to a video?

How to export to video from within PowerPoint

After you've created your presentation slides and recorded any timing and narrations and laser pointer gestures that you want to include, you're ready to create a video file.

To export a PowerPoint go to File and Export and choose Create a Video


  1. Open PowerPoint via the Desktop app.
  2. Click File > Export Create a Video
  3. Next select the video quality you want, this will depend on the resolution of the finished video. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size and the slower it will be to export.

    Ultra HD - resolution of 3840 x 2160 (largest file size) for displaying on Large monitors. Full HD (1080p) - resolution of 1920 x 1080 (large file size) for displaying on Computer and HD screens. HD (720p) - resolution of 1280 x 720 (medium file size) for displaying on Internet and DVD. Standard (480p) - resolution of 852 x 480 (smallest file size) for displaying on Portable devices.

  4. The second drop-down box under the Create a Video heading tells you whether your presentation includes narration and timings. Switch to this setting if created.


  5. Click Create Video then enter a filename and in the Save as type box, choose MP4 / MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

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How do I submit a video for assessment?

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