Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Convert a Presentation to PDF
Open your presentation in PowerPoint.
Click the Microsoft Office icon and choose Save As from
the drop-down menu.
Click PDF or XPS from the submenu to open the Publish
As PDF Or XPS dialog box shown in Figure 16-15.
Options you have after clicking the Options button are the same as
you have when publishing an XPS file. See the section “Save a
Presentation as an XML Paper Specification,” earlier in this chapter.
Check the box for Open File After Publishing and click
Figure 16-15: The Publish As PDF Or XPS dialog box
With Office 2007, you don’t need Adobe Acrobat (Standard or
Professional) or a PDF conversion tool to publish to PDF. PDF
exports are built directly into all Office 2007 applications. You can
export PowerPoint presentations to PDF complete with links,
buttons, media, animations, and transitions. You can use any Acrobat
Viewer as a slide presentation program that displays effects in
Acrobat Viewer’s full screen mode.
View the PDF file in an Acrobat Viewer, as shown in
You must have Acrobat Viewer in order to view PDF files. You can
download the free Adobe Reader software from Adobe Systems at
readermain.html . If you don’t have an Acrobat
commercial product such as Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Professional,
or Acrobat 3D, you can download a trial version good for 30
days by visiting www.adobe.com/products/
Figure 16-16: The PDF file in Acrobat Viewer