Advanced PowerPoint:
Save As

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Did you want: Working with Presentations: PowerPoint 2007,2010,2013,2016 or español

When your presentation is running just right, you next have to decide in what form you want to save it:

  • PowerPoint presentation - current or older format?
  • Web page
  • Outline only
  • Set of images
  • Template
  • Show

Plus, you must decide if you need to use the Pack and Go wizard to package it for transport to another computer.

Will the decisions ever cease???

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Step-by-Step:Save As

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What you will learn:

to use Pack and Go
to save as a Web page
to view your new versions

Start with: Icon: Class disk,  nz-finish-xxx.ppt where your initials replaced xxx,
Icon: Floppy disk Icon: Floppy disk Icon: Floppy disk 3 empty floppy disks or other removable media with 3.5 MB available

For PowerPoint 2003, skip to Package for CD.

Icon: PowerPoint 2002 Pack and Go

PowerPoint 2002 uses the same wizard as previous versions to create a package containing your presentation and the files it needs to run on a different computer.

PowerPoint Viewer: It's big! You will need at least 3 floppy disks or other removable media with at least 3.5 MB free. But, it can save you from an event disaster when the computer you need to use does not have the right version of PowerPoint installed.

Fonts: The last slide now uses the font Matura MT Script Capitals, which is not a standard font. If that font is not on the computer running the show, you don't know what you will see instead! It might be an acceptable plain font. But you might see an cutesy, elaborate, not-appropriate font! It would be wise to embed the fonts with the show. Even your ordinary fonts might be missing for some strange reason.

  1. Menu: File | Pack and Go...From the File menu, select  Pack and Go...

    The wizard opens.
    Pack and Go Wizard - screen 1
  2. Pack and Go Wizard: choose presentationClick on Next.
  3. Select just Active presentation.
    You could browse to a different presentation or to include several in the same package.
  4. Pack and Go Wizard: choose location to copy toClick on Next.
  5. Select or browse to the location to which you want to save the package.
    Oddly, on my computer the floppy drive A: and the Zip drive H: were listed but the two USB drives that were plugged in were not listed.

    Spanning disks: If there is not enough space on your removable media for the whole package, you will be prompted to insert a new disk to continue saving the file. You will need all disks used and know their order to extract the files to the new computer. Label your disks and include a disk number!
  6. Dialog: Pack and Go - step 4Click on Next.
  7. Click in the box for Embed True Type fonts.
    You do not have any linked files, but it does not hurt to leave that box checked.
  8. Dialog: Pack and Go - step 5Click on Next.
  9. Click in the radio button for Viewer for Microsoft Windows. This is the PowerPoint Viewer. 

    Icon: TroubleGrayed out: The Viewer choice will be grayed out if your computer does not have the viewer installed on it already.
    If necessary, you can downloadIcon: Off-site link viewer from Microsoft and then install it.
  10. Dialog: Pack and Go - Review your choicesIn the final screen you can review what you chose. If this are not correct, use the Back button to move back through the wizard steps and make changes.

  11. Two files are created by Pack and GoIcon: Floppy disk Icon: Floppy disk Icon: Floppy disk Click on Finish.
    Pack and Go will create two files at the location you selected. The total file size is bigger than just the presentation, of course.
    These files will NOT fit on a single floppy disk. You will be prompted to insert a new disk as each one is filled up.
    Full floppy disk How to handle a full Class disk

Icon: PowerPoint 2002Test: Unpack

Before going off with your packaged presentation, make sure you know how it works!

  1. Two files are created by Pack and GoOpen an Explorer window to the location where you saved the package.
  2. Double click the file PNGSETUP.EXE. The Pack and Go Setup dialog appears.
  3. List of files unpackedNavigate to a location where you want to put the unpacked files and click on OK.
    The packed files are extracted to the location that you chose.
    If you needed multiple disks to save the package, you will be prompted to remove the current disk and insert the next one in the set.

    Message box: Would you like to run the slide show now?A message box asks if you want to run the slide show now.
  4. Click on Yes. Make sure your presentation opens up.
    Your presentation will run in PowerPoint since your computer already has PowerPoint installed.

Icon: PowerPoint 2003 Package for CD

With PowerPoint 2003 the choices are mostly the same, but the look is quite different.

More and more computers are being delivered without a floppy disk drive. People are burning CDs or are using other kinds of removable drives to transport large files like presentations.

  1. Dialog: Package for CDFrom the File menu, select  Package for CD .
    The dialog opens with the default name for the CD = PresentationCD. Boring!
  2. Change the name to  NewZealand-xxx , where xxx is replaced with your own initials.

  3. Dialog: Package for CD - OptionsClick on the Options... button.
    The Options dialog appears with several choices.
    • Include PowerPoint Viewer
    • How to play
    • Linked files
    • Embed fonts
    • Password to open each file
    • Password to modify each file
  4. Click on Embedded TrueType fonts so that your fonts will be available to the presentation.
  5. Do not create a password.
  6. Dialog: Package as CD - choice of how to playOpen and read the drop list of methods for playing the presentation.
    This list is more helpful when there are going to be several presentations on the CD.
  7. Leave the original choice: Play all presentations automatically in the specified order.
  8. Click on OK to close the Options dialog.
    You are now ready to choose where to save the packaged files.
  9. Check with your instructor on where to save your package.
  10. Save your package to CD or to a folder:
    WarningWhile writing to a CD, do not do anything else on the computer. Turn off automatic actions, like checking for email, before you start to write the CD. Sometimes other computer tasks interfere enough with the CD writing to corrupt the file.
    • Folder: If you do not wish to burn a CD at this time, click on Copy to Folder and choose a folder on your hard disk or on a removable media disk. (You will not be able to write to floppy disks.)
    • CD: If you wish to burn a CD, you must have a CD burner and a blank writable CD. Click on Copy to CD. Follow the prompts to insert a blank CD. Wait for the CD to spin up and then click Retry.
  11. Once the CD has been created, click the Close button to close the Package for CD dialog.

Icon: PowerPoint 2003 Test: Run from CD

  1. Insert your new CD back into the CD drive.
    After the CD spins up to speed, the presentation opens in a new window and runs automatically.
    Icon: TroubleCD does not start up automatically: Perhaps the CD did not get written correctly or perhaps you chose for the CD to not start automatically.
  2. Open an Explorer window to display the contents of the CD drive.
  3. Double-click the presentation file. Your presentation should open in PowerPoint. If the computer cannot find PowerPoint, you will need to use the PowerPoint Viewer as in the next section.

Test: PowerPoint Viewer

Be wise! Practice how to open the presentation from PowerPoint Viewer.

  1. Explorer showing files saved with Package for CDIf necessary, navigate in Explorer to the files that you unpacked or that you saved with Package for CD.
  2. Double-click the file PPTVIEW.EXE.  A dialog appears listing the presentation(s) that you just unpacked.
    Dialog: PowerPoint Viewer
  3. Click on the presentation you want to show.
  4. Click the Open or Show button. The show begins.
  5. Advance through the whole show.
    Icon: PowerPoint 2002 There may be changes!
    • Font smoothing is off.
    • No fades
    • Images appear before text instead of after
    • Light speed animation is not applied to clip art.
    • Clip art rotation and flip is gone.

TipPlanning for Icon: PowerPoint 2002 PowerPoint Viewer: If you expect to have to play your show with PowerPoint Viewer, be extra careful in your choices for transitions and animations and the order of animations. Be sure that all works reasonably well in the viewer.

Web Options

If you want to show your presentation over the Web, you have to make some choices. There are Options that affect how PowerPoint saves your presentation as a web page. The default choices are fine for most situations.

  1. Dialog: Web OptionsFrom the menu select  Tools  |  Options   and click on the General tab and then on the Web Options button.
    The Web Options dialog appears.
  2. Check the box for Show slide animation while browsing and the box for Resize graphics to fit browser window.
  3. Click on each of the other tabs and read what your choices are. No need to change any of these this time.
  4. Click on OK to close Web Options and then on OK to close the Options dialog.

Save As Web Page

To make your presentation available on the web, you can Save As Web Page, in two different ways - as a single file or with a HTML page plus a folder of related files. Both ways work well but some features may be lost.

  1. From the File menu, select  Save As Web Page...
    The Save As Web Page dialog appears, with the file type already set to HTML page. You may need to navigate to where you want to save the documents.
    Dialog: Save As - after chosing Save As Web Page...
  2. Icon: Class diskClick on Save and save to your Class disk. Accept the offered file name and page title.

    PowerPoint creates an HTML page and saves images of the slides into a folder. It will take quite a while to write to a floppy disk.
    Total space used is about 792 KB. These need to all be on the same disk.
     Full floppy disk How to handle a full Class disk

Test: Web Page

What will viewers of your new web page see? It depends on what software is on their computer.

  1. Explorer lists the files you just saved for an HTML version of the presentationIn an Explorer window, navigate to the files you just saved.
  2. Double click on the HTML page. The browser opens to a framed page with the outline at the left.

    Browser shows the HTML version of your presentation
    Everyone can see this framed view of your slides.

  3. Framed Page: Advance through the whole presentation by clicking on the right arrow below the slide or in the outline. There are changes!
    • No transitions
    • No animations
    • No font smoothing
    • No partial transparency
  4. Slide Show: Click on Button: Slide Show (on web page) the Slide Show button at the bottom right of the framed page. Your viewers may see the same static images as in the outline interface.
    Animations will play in the Slide Show IF the computer has:


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