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PowerPoint Specifications and Recommendations
PowerPoint Specifications and Recommendations
Updated over a week ago

We always recommend you upload the slides 24 hours before your presentation. This will make sure you have ample time to review your slide deck and allow you to correct any issues ahead of time.

When opening the Presenter Console, each presenter should view all slides and ensure they look and act as expected.

What are the most important PowerPoint requirements?

  • Your PowerPoint deck should not exceed 500 MB.

  • Ensure you have an up-to-date version of PowerPoint that's no older than 2007. - If possible, avoid using Google Slides or otherwise

  • Upload slides as .ppt or .pptx file format - Other types aren't supported.

  • If using animations or transitions. Ensure each is configured for "on-click" and not "with-previous."

  • Do not use timed animations or transitions.

  • Do not password-protect your slide deck.

  • Do not link to external images or spreadsheets.

  • Do not use tables created from versions of Excel older than Excel 2007.

  • Do not use read-only or restricted by copyright fonts.

  • Embed any custom fonts or sizes below 0.5 pt.

  • Do not embed audio or video clips within the presentation.

  • Do not use fading or transitional backgrounds.

  • Use PowerPoint's standard animations instead of custom ones.

Are you provided with a file, not in PPT or PPTX file format?

Check out this easy-to-follow guide on converting your file to PPT or PPTX:

Important Considerations and Information

  • PowerPoint slides may automatically advance if the "Use Timings" is enabled on any slide. ("Transitions" Tab > Advance Slide > "After")

  • Hidden slides may be converted and displayed inside the presenter console.

  • Supported embedded image file types are JPG, PNG, and GIF.

  • Videos should not be embedded in PPT slides. Video can instead be uploaded to the "content section" for streaming & appear in your slide rundown.

  • Attendees cannot download a copy of the slides unless they are added to the resource component from within the interface builder.

If you have additional embedded text or graphics within your slide master (like page numbers, logos, or graphical banners).

You should ensure that "Hide Background Graphics" is unchecked from within your slide master. And ensure that "Titles" and "Footers" are set to active.

Unsupported Animations and Builds

  • Multi Thread

  • Chart animations

  • "repeat until the end of the slide." animations

  • "by letters" animation of Word Art objects

  • Animation of Word Art objects

  • Video (use Video Slides in Studio)

  • Audio File Types, excluding WAV

  • Password Protection

  • VBA scripts

  • Slide Note Styles

  • Custom Watermark

  • Updated Date and Time

  • Portrait Orientations

  • Audio of MIDI format

  • Highlight click

  • "Teeter" Emphasis Effect

  • Text Highlight Color

  • Smart Art (with text inside)

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