How to Convert PowerPoint File to HTML

Converting a PPT file to HTML (and HTM) is no longer available on PowerPoint 2010 and above, including the newest one — PowerPoint 365.

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However, there are many other ways to deal with this problem without having to install PowerPoint 2007. Here are some methods to convert your PowerPoint file to HTML easily.

#1 Convert PPT to HTML with online tools

This is the most recommended method to convert your PPT & PPTX files to an HTML format without having to install third-party apps. There are some online tools I do recommend:

  • Zamzar — It’s the most popular online converter tool. You can convert a presentation file to a variety of file formats and send the result to your email address. The new HTML file will also include the same format and style from the original, except for animations.
  • Convertio
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    — Another popular converter tool that allows you to resource the file from a file hosting such as Google Drive, DropBox, and external URL. The maximum size allowed for a free user is 100 MB.

Of course, there are many online converter options out there, but I found them less reliable and have some critical issues, such as not including media files, too slow converting process, and too many limitations.

#2 Using Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Support gave this solution for PowerPoint 2010 or above by using Microsoft Visual Basic program to create an HTML file. However, I found this idea didn’t work on my PowerPoint 365. Perhaps, it still works with 2013, 2016, dan 2019 version.

1. Launch your PowerPoint file, then press ALT+F11 on the keyboard.

2. You will see a new Microsoft Visual Basic window like this.

3. Next, press CTRL+G to trigger the Immediate box at the bottom.

4. Type this command and press Enter (Note: Change the USERNAME and FILENAME first).

ActivePresentation.SaveAs "C:\users\USERNAME\desktop\FILENAME.htm", ppSaveAsHTML, msoFalse

5. Go to the directory you choose to see the HTML file.

Alternative: Convert to PDF instead

If you want to publish the PowerPoint file to the web, you can just use a PDF or format since it’s available on all PowerPoint versions. Exporting slides to JPEG or PNG maybe works too.

Just open the presentation file, then go to File > Save As > select PDF > and click Save. This format will also preserve images, charts, links, font, and styles.

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