Office Mobile

Use Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile

You can open and view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, make small changes, and add notes if you want right on your phone. You can even watch a presentation that's broadcast online. Just go to the Office Hub to get started.

Opened PowerPoint presentation

To open an existing PowerPoint presentation

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Flick to Documents, and tap the presentation.
    • Flick to Documents, and tap Search Search icon. In the Search box, start typing the presentation name, and then tap the presentation when you see it.
    • Flick to Locations, tap the location where you're storing the presentation, and then tap the presentation. It can be on your phone, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Microsoft Office 365, or a Microsoft SharePoint site.

Notes

  • To open, edit, and save a PowerPoint presentation on OneDrive, a Windows Live ID must be set up on your phone. To learn more about using a Windows Live ID on your phone, see Windows Live ID. For more info about saving and syncing documents on OneDrive, see Sync documents with OneDrive.
  • PowerPoint Mobile doesn't support all the features that are found in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. If a presentation has content that's not supported, you can still open the presentation on your phone. The unsupported content won't be displayed or will be displayed differently, and you might not be able to edit the presentation.
  • You can also open and save a presentation to your phone that someone has sent you in email. To learn more, see "How do I download an attachment from an email?" in Email attachments FAQ.

Tip

If you have a presentation you want to access quickly, you can pin it to Start. In the Office Hub, flick to Documents, tap and hold the presentation, and tap Pin to start. To learn more, see Pin things to Start.

To navigate through slides in the presentation

  • Do one or more of the following in a PowerPoint presentation:

    • Flick left to go to the next slide or flick right to go to the previous one.
    • To go to a specific slide, tap a slide, tap Outline Outline icon, and then tap the name of the slide that you want to go to. Tap the slide to hide the outline.
    • To zoom in or out on the text in a slide, you can either pinch your fingers together on the screen, or stretch them apart.

To edit text in a slide

  1. In an opened presentation, go to the slide you want to edit.

  2. Tap the slide, and then tap Edit Edit icon.

  3. To select the text you want to edit, tap the text or tap Next Find next icon until the text you want to edit is selected.

  4. Tap the selected text box or tap Edit Edit text icon, type new or revised text, and then tap Done Done icon.

  5. Tap Done Done icon.

To add a note to a presentation

  1. In a presentation, tap the slide you want to add a note to, and then tap NotesNotes icon.

  2. Type your note, and then tap Done Done icon.

  3. To view a note in a slide, tap a slide that has notes, and then tap Notes View notes icon.

  4. To edit an existing note, tap in the opened note, type your changes, and then tap Done Done icon.

To save a presentation

  1. In a presentation, tap a slide, tap More More icon > Save.

  2. To save it with a new name, tap More More icon > Save as....

  3. Type a new file name in the File name box, and then tap the Save to list > SkyDrive or Phone > Save.

Tip

You can also save a presentation to your phone that someone has sent you in email. To learn more, see "How do I download an attachment from an email?" in Email attachments FAQ.

To watch a broadcast presentation on your phone

You can watch a presentation that's broadcast over the Internet on your phone. This way, you can attend meetings even when you can't be there in person.

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap your email account name.

  2. Tap the email message that contains a link to the broadcast presentation.

  3. Tap the link to start watching the broadcast presentation.

To open and view a custom show

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 lets you create custom shows, so you can use one presentation for different audiences and only show the slides you want. You can then view the custom shows on your phone as well. To learn more, see Create and present a custom show on the Microsoft Office website.

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. Flick to Locations, tap the location that the PowerPoint presentation is in, and then find and tap the presentation that has a custom show.

  3. Tap a slide, tap More More icon > Custom show, and then tap the custom show you want to view.

To send a presentation in email

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. Flick to Documents, tap the presentation you want to send as an attachment in email > More More icon > Share.

  3. Tap an email account name.

  4. Add the recipient and any other information to your email, and then tap Send Send email icon.

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