3 Easy Ways To Embed A PowerPoint Presentation into a website or Blog

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How many of you have ever asked this question to yourself on how a PowerPoint Presentation could be embedded to your website or blog without making it look as a picture?

If this question still creates a curiosity in your mind then we think you are reading the right article. We will discuss the 3 easy ways to embed a PowerPoint Presentation into a website or blog which will be helpful for your future projects. Courtesy: PowerPoint Office 365 Version.

Probably, in the recent past you might have put a lot of hard earned time, energy and effort in creating PowerPoint slideshows for special any events or office meetings and conferences. We think by learning this technique you have got a chance to go additional miles in your profession from strength to strength.

Nowadays especially during the Pandemic time, being present online is becoming more and more important for your brand. While this may seem simple for most things, sometimes getting started on putting your first presentation may take a little more time than you ever expected. Things may see easy-peasy but it takes a lot of hard work from your end to stabilize your online business.

 

Before discussing about the 3 easy ways, we will discuss the methods that are required to put your presentation using PowerPoint for the web and One Drive. Let us quickly look into few steps for you to get started:

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1 – Get The Embed PowerPoint Code
  2. Part 2 – 3 Easy Ways to embed a PowerPoint Presentation into a website or Blog
  3. Easy Way #1: Uploading & Linking
  4. Easy Way #2: Get an Application
  5. Easy Way #3: Integrate With HTML Web Page
  6. Conclusion

Part 1 – Get the embed PowerPoint Code

  1. Save your presentation to OneDrive.com. (Storing the presentation to a public folder online is what allows you to embed it on a web page.)
  2. Open your presentation in PowerPoint for the web. On the File tab of the Ribbon, click Share, and then click Embed.
  3. To create the HTML code to embed your file in the web page, Click Generate .
  4. In the Embed box, under Dimensions, select the correct dimensions for the blog web page.
  5. Under Embed Code, right-click the code, click Copy, and then click Close. You’ll use this embed code in the next procedure. You may want to paste it somewhere handy, like Notepad, so that you don’t lose it.

The HTML that you copied from the OneDrive page is an iframe tag, which is supported in many Web Authoring systems and blog services. The steps provided here work in some of the most popular blogging services, such as WordPress, Blogger, and TypePad.

Even though WordPress ordinarily doesn’t allow iframes in posts, an exception is made for iframes that host Office for the web. To use HTML editing, don’t use the New Post command at the top of the page.

Go to your blog’s dashboard and click Posts > Add New. In TypePad, don’t use the Quick Compose editor. Go to Blogs, click the name of your blog, and then click Compose, where you can switch from Rich Text to HTML editing.

Similarly in Blogger it is more simple,change the compose window to Edit HTML. You can switch back to compose mode after you finish the next step.

After you are done with how to get the embedded PowerPoint code, now you need to know how you embed your Presentation into your webpage or blog. As conveyed earlier in the article, we will look into 3 easy ways to embed your PowerPoint into your webpage or blog.

Part 2 – 3 Easy Ways to embed a PowerPoint Presentation into a website or Blog

Easy Way #1: Uploading & Linking

Do you know that you can upload and link your PPT file to any web area? Yes, you can upload and link a PowerPoint file to any other file in your web area. To view on the files on their computers, the visitors can simply click and download the file. Logically, this works only if PowerPoint or any software which is compatible is installed on their computers by all users so that your slideshow can be converted into a PDF-Filing document.

However, in reality, do you really think numerous visitors will want to download and install the software simply to watch your slideshow?

You can do this by saving and linking your PowerPoint file as a Pdf file, but most viewers still need to download the file to their own PCs for viewing purpose.

But when the presentation is integrated into your website, then the visitors will only have to simply click and watch it as a part of the online content. Your message is transmitted more easily to many people – and that’s the whole point.

Easy Way #2: Get an Application

Simple way is to use the free service like SlideShare.net to distribute a PowerPoint presentation on your website. It works like something parallel to what YouTube offers.

Upload the file to SlideShare and convert your PowerPoint, PowerPoint Slides or even PDF files to shared media. To add your presentation into your own web page, you can copy a snippet of code or just link to the hosting service of the SlideShare presentation page and select the privacy level that you want to set for your individual files.

One particular benefit here is that the viewers can choose to view your presentation in full-screen format—a valuable attribute that you don’t want your viewers to miss if you have fine tuned your detailed images or text on the screen.

In order to create a simple screen cast, you can even synchronize the slideshow with an uploaded audio file. SlideShare includes comment and tag functions, so that your business can even enjoy the social network aspect of the service.

But what about your organisation, rather than relying on a third party service, to keep all your files in your own web space? No problem, some additional options are available to connect PowerPoint to the Web.

Easy Way #3: Integrate With HTML Web Page

PowerPoint allows you to integrate your presentation as a web page in HTML. After the presentation has been saved to HTML format, simply upload the files to your website and serve them as a new website.

Each diagram is saved with its own page or as an entirely different image, so that you can upload a complete folder of files to your server. But according to some this option is far from a concrete solution.

Yet another serious problem is the optimisation of the resulting web presentation for Internet Explorer by saving in HTML from the PowerPoint software. It does not show properly for visitors to the website who use other browsers.

In this instance, free open source software can be a stronger choice. OpenOffice Impress, OpenOffice.org  or any other application that resemble with PowerPoint, allows you to create your slideshow and a PPT display, and it helps  you to integrate your PowerPoint into HTML in a form compatible with a wider range of browsers.

Conclusion

  1. In your blog editor or web page editor, write your content, and then switch to HTML editing. If you use a blogging service that does not support iframes in posts, consult your blogging service provider for assistance.
  2. With the HTML tag that you copied from the OneDrive page as the most recent item in your Clipboard, press ⌘+V.
  3. Finish writing your post. Preview and publish as you normally would. Updates to the presentation on OneDrive are automatically reflected on the page where the presentation is embedded.

Find more information on this on Microsoft Website. 

And to learn more tips on  PowerPoint Presentations keep reading our rest of the articles.