Edit OpenDocument .odp and PowerPoint .pptx files in PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online allows you to edit both PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) and OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) files. When you open a .pptx or .odp file in PowerPoint Online, the content that you aren’t able to change in the web app is preserved. To make changes to that content, just open and edit the file in PowerPoint 2013 desktop.

What happens when I edit a presentation in the OpenDocument (.odp) format?

While PowerPoint Online allows you to edit both PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) and OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) files, some features might not be available when editing OpenDocument Presentation files.

The table below shows which PowerPoint Online features are supported, partially supported, or not supported in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.

  • Supported     Both PowerPoint and the OpenDocument Presentation format support this feature. Content, formatting, and usability won’t be lost.
  • Partially Supported     Both PowerPoint and the OpenDocument Presentation format support this feature, but formatting and usability might be affected. No text or data is lost, but formatting and how you work with text or graphics might be different.
  • Not Supported     The feature in PowerPoint isn’t supported in the OpenDocument Presentation format. If you plan to save your PowerPoint document in the OpenDocument Presentation format, don’t use this feature or you’ll risk losing the content, formatting, and usability of that part of the presentation.

To see information about graphic features, see the Graphics elements table at the end of this article.

Area Subarea Support Comments
Animations Entrance/Exit Partially Supported Any entrance or exit animations that aren’t supported by the .odp format are changed to an ‘Appear’ or ‘Disappear’ animation.
Content Hide Slide Supported  
Collaboration Comments Not Supported  
Presentation Design Layouts Partially Supported When you open a (.pptx file) presentation and then save it in the .odp file format, the original theme will appear as it was intended. That is, until you add more content or make changes to the .odp file. Those edits will not follow the original theme. For example, formatting such as fonts, colors, or effects on newly-added shapes will not be based on the theme that was originally applied to the .pptx file.
Presentation Design Placeholders Partially Supported Theme colors, fonts, and effects are lost from placeholders.
Presentation Design Notes Supported
Text International text formatting Partially Supported  
Text Horizontal Alignment Partially Supported  
Text Hyperlinks Partially Supported Regular hyperlinks are supported, but mouse-over hyperlinks are not supported.
Text Lists Supported Other ODF applications might change the numbering/bulleting or not support it all together.
Text Basic formatting Supported Italics, bold, underline, and strikethrough are all supported in ODF applications. Different font sizes are supported.

Graphics elements

The table below shows which PowerPoint Online graphics features are supported, partially supported, or not supported in the OpenDocument Format (.odp).

  • Supported     The PowerPoint format and the OpenDocument Format support this feature. Graphics using this feature generally appear and behave the same in either format.
  • Partially Supported     The PowerPoint format and the OpenDocument Format support this feature, but graphics might appear different between the formats. No data is generally lost between the formats, but formatting and how you work with these graphics might be different.
  • Not Supported     Because of the unique differences of features and implementation between the PowerPoint format and the OpenDocument Format, this feature isn’t supported in OpenDocument Format. If you plan to save your presentation in an OpenDocument Format, don’t use these features.
Area Support Comments
Shapes Supported
WordArt Partially Supported The .odp format doesn’t support the WordArt options in PowerPoint. As a result, WordArt is converted to a text box on save. The text and base text color are preserved but WordArt effects and formatting are lost.
Pictures Supported Supported except for the insert and link options which are not supported by the .odp format.
SmartArt graphics Supported Converts to a group of shapes.
Object borders Supported Not all border styles are supported. Border styles that aren’t supported are saved as the default border style, black, solid line.
Object fills Supported
Line Formatting Supported Not all line and line end styles are supported in the .odp format. Styles that aren’t supported are saved as the default; respectively, black solid line and open arrow type.
Picture cropping Supported Regular cropping of a picture is supported. However, cropping a picture with a shape isn’t supported.
3D picture options Not Supported
Picture styles Partially Supported Borders are partially supported, but might not look the same.
Themes Not Supported
 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint Online, PowerPoint Web App