How to convert Google Slides to a PowerPoint presentation in 4 easy steps

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Whether you regularly use Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint, it's just a matter of time before you need to convert one of those files into the other.

If you have a PowerPoint presentation that you need to convert into a Google Slides deck, read our article, "How to convert a PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides in 2 different ways."

If you need to go the other way and save a Google Slides presentation as a PowerPoint deck, it's even simpler. Here's how to do it.

How to convert Google Slides to PowerPoint

1. Open Google Drive in a web browser.

2. Locate and open the Slides deck that you want to convert to PowerPoint. You can zero in on your slides by clicking the three horizontal lines at the top left of the page and choosing "Slides" from the menu.

3. In the open presentation, click "File."

4. Click "Download" and then click "Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)."

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A PowerPoint version of the document will be saved to your computer. Find the file depending upon what browser you're using:
  • In Firefox, you'll see a dialog box that lets you open the file in PowerPoint or save it to your hard drive.
  • In Google Chrome, the file will be automatically downloaded. You can find it in the download bar at the very bottom of the browser window.
  • In Microsoft Edge, you should see a dialog box at the bottom of the browser asking if you want to open or save the file.

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