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Powerpoint Online

Create an Online Presentation

Powerpoint presentations can be created directly from OneDrive for Business and will automatically save as you work. For help with OneDrive, please see the OneDrive pages.

  1. Sign in to mycommunity.ku.edu and open OneDrive.
  2. Click New and select Powerpoint presentation. [see screenshot]
  3. To rename the presentation, click the default name and type a new one. [see screenshot]

Edit a Presentation

Powerpoint Presentations can be edited in either Powerpoint Online or in the full version of Powerpoint installed on your computer. Powerpoint online does not have the full range of options that the full version provides.

Powerpoint Online

  1. Sign in to mycommunity.ku.edu and open OneDrive.
  2. Locate the file and click the name
  3. The file will open in Powerpoint Online where you are able to start editing.
  4. All changes are saved automatically as you work.

With Powerpoint Online, multiple people can make changes simultaneously. You will see changes made in real-time as long as everyone is using Powerpoint Online.

Full version of Powerpoint

  1. While viewing the presentation in Powerpoint Online, click Open in powerpoint. [see screenshot]
  2. Change must be saved manually before closing the presentation.

In the full version of Powerpoint, you are not able to make changes simultaneously. Changes must be saved before others will be able to see them.

Share a Presentation

Presentations can be shared with others both internal and external to KU. You can decide who will receive access and if they will have read-only permission or the ability to make edits.

To share a presentation:

  1. While viewing the presentation, click the Share button.
  2. If you would like to be more selective on who can access the presentation, click on the option in the middle of the box. [see screenshot]
  3. Select the appropriate restriction and whether editing abilities will be granted, then click apply. [see screenshot]
  4. Type in the email addresses or names of those you wish to invite; optionally add a message that would be included in the email sent. [see screenshot]
  5. Click Send.

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