How to compress a PowerPoint.

Want to save space on your computer? Learn how to compress a PowerPoint to save space and make your presentation easier to share.

Whether you want to save space on your device or avoid file size issues in an email, compressing your PowerPoint is a great way to keep file sizes to a minimum and make your presentation easier to store and manage.

Decrease image size and quality.

While there’s no way to compress the entire file in PowerPoint, you can reduce the size and quality of all the images to reduce the whole presentation’s size.

Instead of going through your complete presentation and editing your images one by one (which you can do if you want), there’s an easy way to compress all your image files at once:

  1. Open the presentation in PowerPoint.
  2. Click File on the top toolbar and choose Options > Advanced.
  3. Under the Image Size and Quality heading, choose these settings:
    • Check Discard editing data
    • Uncheck Do not compress images in file
    • Select 150 ppi or lower in the Default resolution drop-down menu
  4. Click OK.

These steps will reduce the file size of all the images in your presentation, effectively compressing the entire PowerPoint. The more pictures you have, the more it’ll compress the file.

Compress your PowerPoint into a PDF.

An easier way to compress a PowerPoint is to first convert the PPT to a PDF using an online PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services. PDF files are smaller and easier to share than PowerPoints.

To convert your PowerPoint to a PDF, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the online PDF editor website.
  2. Upload the PowerPoint you want to compress.
  3. Let the software do its magic.
  4. Download your new PDF file.

The PDF file should be much smaller than the original PowerPoint, making it easy to store and share. If the file size is still too big, you can reduce it even further by compressing the PDF online.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to simplify editing and managing your PowerPoint and PDF files.