How to Convert PowerPoint to PDF in 2022

Published on: December 8, 2021
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Do you want to convert PowerPoint or PPTX to PDF? This is the guide for you!

What is PowerPoint?

Microsoft Office PowerPoint (file type: .pptx) is a presentation program. It gives you the tools and features you need to create and present amazing presentations and slide decks.

A quick note about PPTX: You may have seen PowerPoint files referred to as PPT rather than PPTX files. This is because, until the mid 2000’s, the PPTX file type was closed so only Adobe Acrobat could work with it. It’s since become an open file type and comes with XML support (thus the “X” in “PPTX”).

Don’t fret about the technical jargon too much, all you need to know is that since becoming an open file format, more programs can support PowerPoint files.

And this makes converting PPTX to PDF much easier.

Why Convert PowerPoint to PDF?

PDFs save all the images and formatting of your presentation, to avoid unwanted edits, changes, etc.

Also, converting PowerPoint to a PDF document means that you can send anyone your presentation and they’ll be able to see it, even if they don’t have PowerPoint.

And since modern computers can view PDFs by default, converting your presentation into a PDF means that whoever you send it to will be seeing the exact same thing you see, regardless of the program they use, or their internet connection.

How to Convert PowerPoint to PDF

Converting a PowerPoint file to PDF is extremely easy with the right tools. We’ll show you a couple different methods for converting PPTX to PDF.

Windows Desktop

The best program to convert PowerPoint (or Word, Excel, etc.) on Windows is PDF Pro. PDF Pro lets you instantly convert your files to PDF.

1. Open PDF Pro.

2. Press Create from file, in the Create tab.

Create from file button with red box around it in PDF Pro.

3. Click Add file.

Add files buttons in Create PDF Files dialog box in PDF Pro.

4. Find & open your PowerPoint document that you want to convert to PDF.

Add files dialog box.

5. Click Create to finish converting your PowerPoint file to PDF.

Create PDF Files dialog box.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Probably the easiest way to convert your PowerPoint file into a PDF is to Save as PDF from PowerPoint. Keep in mind that you’ll need a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint in order to do this.

If you don’t have PowerPoint, refer above to the Windows Desktop section to learn how to convert PPTX to PDF without PowerPoint.

1. Open your PPTX file in Microsoft PowerPoint, and click File.

2. Press Save as.

Save As menu in Microsoft PowerPoint.

3. Select Save as PDF from the drop-down menu.

PDF highlighted from the Save as type drop down menu in PowerPoint.

4. Click Save.

Save button with red box around it in Save As dialog box in PowerPoint.

Conclusion

Converting PowerPoint to PDF is easy with the right tools. If you have Microsoft PowerPoint, you can easily Save as PDF to convert your PPTX file to PDF.

If you don’t have PowerPoint but still need to convert a PowerPoint file to PDF, we recommend PDF Pro. It’s our All-in-One PDF solution for creating, converting, editing, reviewing, and more. We’re the simple, and efficient way to work with PDFs.

Do you have a PowerPoint file that you need to convert to PDF? Download PDF Pro for free and convert instantly!

Converting to PowerPoint is just the start.

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Arron StaradubDigital Marketing Specialist
Arron is a Digital Marketer at PDF Pro, where he writes helpful and engaging articles for those that that use PDFs in their daily life. He has a knack for explaining concepts in an easily understandable way. He also loves reading and drinking too much coffee.