On a Mac: Save as a JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIF (we recommend saving at higher resolutions, which is found in the Tools drop down menu in the Save As dialogue window) for inclusion in other software. These graphic types can be brought into older versions of Microsoft Office.

On a PC: Saving as JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIF produces poor results. Download Microsoft’s add-on that allows you to save PowerPoint files as PDFs. The address for this ad-on changes so search for the tool at www.microsoft.com. Alternatively, you can copy and paste into your software of choice. You can paste the graphics into Adobe CS3 or (or newer) and save as JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIF for inclusion in other software or older versions of Microsoft Office.

To export graphics at higher resolutions and quality, use PPTools ImageExport. PPTools ImageExport gives you the control and features you need:
  • Exports as GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, EMF and TIFF (some formats require PowerPoint 2000 or later).
  • Exports one slide, selected slides or a whole presentation at a time.
  • Eliminates the ugly text jaggies you get when saving images from PowerPoint 2002 and later.
  • Names/Numbers exported image files the way YOU want them.
  • Lets YOU choose the image size instead of accepting what PowerPoint gives you.
  • Lets YOU choose the compression/quality level for JPG exports so you can get the balance of file size and image quality you need.
  • Does the “pixel math” for pre-press users. You just dial in the repro size and linescreen you want ImageExport does the math for you.