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How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Slideshows can be utilized in a number of ways. You can make a slideshow presentation for somebody’s... read more

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Slideshows can be utilized in a number of ways. You can make a slideshow presentation for somebody’s birthday, a wedding, or even for a business! In this article, we will learn how to make a picture slideshow in Microsoft PowerPoint. We will cover how to select pictures for a slideshow, how to reorder pictures, how to edit or change the layout of pictures, how to view the slideshow, how to edit a specific slide in the slideshow, how to add transitions between pictures, and how to export a picture slideshow from Microsoft PowerPoint to other formats.

Here are the steps to How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow 

Let’s look at each of these ways thoroughly!

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Selecting Images for a Slide Show

Open Microsoft PowerPoint, go to Home, and choose Blank Presentation.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Go to Insert, then New Photo Album.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Insert a picture from File/Disk.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

In this case, we will insert Microsoft icons into the presentation.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show Options: Order, Editing, Layout

Right here, you will see the list of photos. If you wanted the photos to appear in a different order, click the Checkbox and press the Up or Down arrow. Make sure you Deselect the previous one before selecting a new one to move.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

You will also have some editing options for image itself. You can rotate, adjust the highlights and shadows, or the brightness of the image.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

For the album layout, you can choose how the pictures will be fitted into the slide.

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How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

As you can see, PowerPoint will automatically format the slides using the options we chose.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Viewing the Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show

Click the Slideshow icon on the bottom right of the screen to view the presentation.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Changing a Specific Slide

If you want to edit a slide’s background, Right Click on it, and hit Format Background.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Go to Color, and choose a more appropriate background color.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

 

Slide Transition Options

If you preview the slideshow, you would have to keep pushing the Down Arrow on the keyboard in order to advance to the next slide. But if you go up to Transitions, deselect the On Mouse Click and select After. You can select how often you would like the slides to advance automatically. In this case, we will select a 3 second interval.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Make sure to click Apply To All.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Another thing to add is the transitions between slides. Go up to Transitions, and select Random. Click Apply To All.

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How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

 

Exporting a Slide Show

When you are ready to share your slideshow, go to File, Save As, Browse, Desktop, and choose the PowerPoint Show file type. Hit Save.

How to Make A Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Slideshow

Conclusion

Now, if you Exit out of the PowerPoint application, and Open the file from the Desktop, the presentation will automatically show without opening the PowerPoint application.

Alternatively, you can save the presentation as an MP4 file. Go to File, Save As, Browse, Desktop, and choose theMP4 file type. Hit Save. You may ask, what are the practical uses of saving a PowerPoint presentation as an MP4 file? With an MP4 file, you can easily upload the presentation to Youtube, and other social media platforms. Moreover, it can be accessed and played even without the PowerPoint application.

It’s as simple as that! In this article, we have covered how to make a picture slideshow in Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as its’ viewing and sharing options.

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