In PowerPoint, when you save your presentation as a single file Web page (Single File Web Page (MHTML): An HTML document saved in MHTML format, which integrates inline graphics, applets, linked documents, and other supporting items referenced in the document.), everything you need to run the presentation is saved with the file. This means that you don't need a support folder, which is great for when you want to e-mail your presentation to others. A presentation saved as a single file Web page takes on the .mht or .mhtml file extension of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) (MIME type: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions type. A method used by Web browsers to associate files of a certain type with applications that display files of that type.) Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML Documents (MHTML) file format.
When you save your presentation as a Web page (Web page: A presentation saved in HTML format. Supporting graphics and other related files are stored in an associated folder when a presentation is saved as a Web page.), PowerPoint creates a folder that contains an .htm file and all supporting files, such as images, sound files, cascading style sheets, scripts, and more. Save your presentation as a Web page when you want to edit it with FrontPage or another HTML editor, and then post it to an existing Web site.
After you have saved your presentation, you can either publish (publish: To save a copy of a file in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format to a Web server.) it to a Web server (Web server: A computer that hosts Web pages and responds to requests from browsers. Also known as an HTTP server, a Web server stores files whose URLs begin with http://.) or e-mail it to your audience.
To save your presentation, do one of the following:
Save a presentation as a single file Web page (MHTML)
- On the File menu, click Save As.
- In the Save as type list, click Single File Web Page.
In the Save As dialog box, the default for the Save as type is Presentation.
- Click Save.
Save a presentation as a Web page (HTML)
- On the File menu, click Save as Web Page.
- In the File name box, type a name for the Web page.
- In the Save as type box, click the down arrow, and then click Web Page.
In the Save As dialog box, the default for the Save as type is Single File Web Page.