Create a Website Using PowerPoint

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When you want to share your presentation on the web, save it as a web page. PowerPoint presentations that are saved as web pages retain the look of a PowerPoint presentation but work like a website.

This article applies to PowerPoint 2007, 2003, and 2000 and the described features are not available beyond Powerpoint 2007. This article is being kept for archival purposes only.

Save PowerPoint Presentations as Web Pages

When you save a PowerPoint as a web page, it takes on the HTML extension. All supporting material for the web page, such as images, is saved in an accompanying folder with the HTML document.

  1. Select File > Save As.

  2. In the Save as type box, select Web Page.

  3. Select Change Title to save your website with a different name.

  4. Select Publish.

  5. In the Publish as Web Page window, select Complete presentation to export the entire presentation.

  6. In the Browser support section, select All browsers listed above to ensure that the web pages are compatible with all web browsers.

  7. Change the web page title or filename. This is optional.

  8. Select Web Options to open the Web Options dialog box.

Web Options for PowerPoint Web Pages

The Web Options dialog box offers several choices for how to display your PowerPoint presentation as a web page. Select the General tab to see the three options for the appearance of your PowerPoint web page.

If you have animations in your PowerPoint slides, check the option to show slide animations.

Do not add slide navigation controls to your web pages to make them look like other Web pages.

Here's a description of the other Web Options:

  • Browsers Tab: Browser options pertain to the target browsers of your expected audience. Choosing a higher version may make your web page inaccessible to some web users. This option is only available for PowerPoint 2003.
  • Files Tab: In most cases, the default selections are good choices. If any of these options do not apply, uncheck the box beside that option.
  • Pictures Tab: Lists different sizes for the target monitor. By default, the monitor resolution size of 800 x 600 is chosen. Change this resolution for compatibility with more modern screen sizes.
  • Encoding Tab: Changes the coding to a different language. In most cases, leave this setting at the default US-ASCII. This is the standard for web pages.
  • Fonts Tab: Choose a different character set, as well as proportional and fixed-width fonts. If you choose to change the proportional font, be sure to select a web-friendly font. Web-friendly fonts are available on all computers. Good examples are Times New Roman, Arial, and Verdana.

Publish Your PowerPoint Web Site

When you have made all the selections in the Web Options dialog box, select Publish. This opens your new website in your default browser and you can test your new website. Click the links on the Home page and check that they go to the correct pages. Then, navigate to the Home page using the links you created in the Navigation Bar on the left side of each page.