- You can save a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF to lock its content and formatting in place, so that other people can view the file but can't make changes.
- Converting a PowerPoint deck into a PDF allows people who don't have PowerPoint to view the slides.
- You can save a PowerPoint as a PDF whether you are using PowerPoint on a Mac or a PC, or if you want to download it as a PDF from the web.
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Microsoft PowerPoint presentations remain one of the best ways to share information in a manner that's visually clear and digestible.
That is, so long as no one alters the formatting and content of that deck you worked on for hours, ruining the slides critical for helping you communicate your Q3 initiative or messing up that interactive family photo album.
When you save a PowerPoint as a PDF, you lock the document so no further changes can be made. This is ideal for ensuring the content remains as you wanted it. And as PDFs can be viewed almost universally regardless of what software or operating system someone has, a PowerPoint presentation saved as a PDF can be viewed even by someone who doesn't have PowerPoint.
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How to save a PowerPoint as a PDF on Mac
1. Open the PowerPoint to be converted, then click "File."
2. Select "Export" from the dropdown menu.
3. Then choose the file name, destination, and change the file format to PDF. Then click "Export."