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Powerpoint Online

Create an Online Presentation

PowerPoint presentations can be created directly from the Office365 app, OneDrive for Business, or your SharePoint Documents library.  For help with OneDrive, please see the OneDrive pages.

  1. Sign in to office365.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 office365.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 desktop app located until the file title. [see screenshot]
  2. Changes can be saved manually or you may select AutoSave at the top-left area of your document. Click on the button next to AutoSave to toggle On or Off. [screenshot]

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.

Go to our Sharing Files page to step-by-step processes about how to share a file, stop sharing, setting edit and download permissions, and secure sharing.


Review video below to create an accessibile PowerPoint. 

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