How to Save Presentation as QuickTime Movie in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac has added some new features, one of which enables users to save PowerPoint as Movie directly. In the past, the presentation can only be viewed on the same PowerPoint version due to the incompatibility between different PowerPoint versions and operating systems. Now, by saving PowerPoint as movie, you can view PowerPoint presentation anywhere as you want.


Save Presentation as QuickTime Movie in PowerPoint 2011:

Step 1: Click “File” on the ribbon and choose “Save as Movie” in the drop-down menu.


Step 2: In the pop up window, type in the file name and select a destination folder for the output movie. Click the “Movie Options” button near the bottom.

PowerPoint 2011: Save as Movie

The Movie Options dialog appears.

Step 3: In the “Movie Settings” tab, choose an “Optimization” from the pop-up menu. The following options are offered: Size, Smooth Playback, Quality, and Automatic (Normal).

PowerPoint 2011: Movie Options

Step 4: The default movie size is 640 x 480; you can change it if you wish.


Step 5: In the “Slide Transitions” pop-up menu, choose either “Follow Slide Show Settings” retain the transitions you applied in the original PowerPoint document or “None” to eliminate all transitions.


Step 6: If you want to add music or narration to your movie, choose “Select Soundtrack” from the “Background Soundtrack” pop-up menu and then choose an audio file to serve as your movie’s soundtrack.

Click the “Loop Movie” check box if you want the movie to play over and over again.


Step 7: Click the “Show Movie Player Controls” check box if you want the receiver to be able to start, stop, and pause the movie.


Step 8: Click the “OK” button to apply the settings.

Notes: The animation effects of the original PowerPoint file is not saved in the QuickTime movie.


If the animation effects are indispensable in your movie, check out Moyea PPT to Video Converter, which can convert PowerPoint to various video formats with all PowerPoint effects, and choose QuickTime movie as output video format. The only problem is that the converter works on Windows operating system. However, with the help of Parallels for Mac, you can run the PPT converter on Mac.

Parallels for Mac: PPT converter

You can batch convert PowerPoint to movie using this converter and video parameters can be edited to guarantee best quality, like Codec, Bit Rate, Video Size, Frame Rate, etc. Powerful but easy to use, in 3 steps you can convert PowerPoint 2011 to QuickTime movie. Run the program and click “Add” to add PowerPoint files. Then select a video format from the “Profile” drop-down list. If you know knowledge about computer and video parameters, you can click “Settings” to edit the output video parameters. That’s all, hit “Start” button to start PowerPoint 2011 to QuickTime movie.


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