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How to Convert a Presentation to PDF in PowerPoint 2016

If you want to send a PowerPoint presentation, but your recipient doesn't have Office installed (or you don't know if they do), you can share it as a PDF. This feature also comes in handy if you want to show a presentation, but want to lock the file to prevent editing.

Since this feature is baked into PowerPoint, you don't even need a PDF reader or any other tools, though they are available for free online if you want to review your document. Here's how to convert a presentation to a PDF in PowerPoint 2016.

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1. Click File.

2. Click Export.

3. Click Create PDF/XPS.

4. Click Publish.

You've converted a PowerPoint presentation to a PDF.

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.