Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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are saved in the .pptx format, which is a PowerPoint-specific Open XML format. The .pptx
format provides the following benefits:
● File sizes are smaller than with previous file formats.
● It is simpler to recover damaged content because XML files can be opened in a
variety of text editors.
● Security is greater because .pptx files cannot contain macros, and personal data
can easily be identified and removed from files.
Presentations saved in the .pptx format can be opened by PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint
2010, and PowerPoint 2007. Users of earlier versions of PowerPoint can download a
converter that they can use to open a .pptx file in their version of PowerPoint.
In addition to saving a presentation for use with PowerPoint 2013, you can save it in
other formats, including the following:
PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation (.pptm) This format permits the storage
of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro code in a presentation.
● PowerPoint 97-2003 (.ppt) This format removes formatting that would not be
available to users of an earlier version of PowerPoint.
See Also For information about maintaining backward compatibility, see section 1.4,
“Configure presentations to print or save.”
● PowerPoint Template (.potx) This format makes the presentation available as the
starting point for other presentations. You can access templates that you save in
the default location when you click the Custom heading on the New page of the
1. On the Save As page of the Backstage view, click the Browse button.
2. In the Save As dialog box, click the Save as type arrow to display the list.
1. From the Save As page of the Backstage view, select the location in which you
want to save the presentation.
2. In the Save As dialog box, enter a file name, select a file format, and then
click Save .