How to Export PPTX to MOV

by Rupinder Dhillon

PowerPoint 2007 allows you to create presentations that play automatically, use special effects and display text, images and video. Although the program offers many features for creating presentations, it doesn't offer a method for creating MOV video files to share via email or upload to the Web. If you want to convert your PPTX presentation files to MOV files, you can do so with a PowerPoint-to-video converter program.

Prepare the PPTX File


Open the slide show presentation in PowerPoint. Click the first slide under "Slides."


Click the "Animations" tab. Click the "On Mouse Click" check box if it contains a check mark.


Click the "Automatically After" check box to enable automatic slide transitions. Set the slide's playing time by typing or clicking the arrows in the "Automatically After" text box.


Set the remaining slides to play automatically.


Click the "MS Office" button and select "Save As" to save the presentation.

Convert PPTX to MOV


Open the PPTX file in the PowerPoint-to-video converter program. The button or menu command might be labeled open, add or import.


Select the option that converts the PPTX file to a video file.


Set the video and audio quality, if those options are available. Better settings yield higher-quality video and audio, but the file will be larger.


Set the video format to MOV.


Select the location on the hard drive where you want to save the MOV file.


Click the appropriate button to convert the PPTX file to an MOV file. The button might be labeled convert, save, start or export.


  • If your presentation includes movie clips, object animations or special transitions, set them to run automatically before converting your presentation to an MOV file.
  • If you don't have a Powerpoint-to-video converter, use screen-recording software to capture the presentation as it plays.

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About the Author

Rupinder Dhillon is an electronic artist, sound engineer and professional writer, specializing in technology. Her research has been published by the Association for Computing Machinery and College Art Association. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in digital arts from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science in music technology from London Metropolitan University.

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