Powerpoint for Mac - Export as a MP4

Save in a video format

Select File > Export.

On the File menu, select Export

(Don't use Save As, because it doesn't offer video options.)

Open the File Format list and select the video format that you want (MP4 or MOV).

Office 365 subscribers can export a presentation to video as an MP4 or MOV file

If the MP4 and MOV options aren't in your version of PowerPoint, see Requirements below for more information.

Select the video Quality you want: Presentation QualityInternet Quality, or Low Quality. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size.

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. You can also choose to set the amount of time the video will spend on each slide if you don't have a set timing.

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

Note: 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.

Limitations on presentations saved as movies

  • When a presentation plays as a movie, each slide appears for a uniform amount of time unless you set individual timings, or record the slide show to establish timing for the entire presentation. For more information about setting slide timings, see Rehearse and set slide timings.
  • Several transitions play differently in a movie than they do in a presentation. Animation effects don't play in a movie at all.
  • In PowerPoint for Mac 2011, narration is not saved when you save a presentation as a movie.