Save a presentation in Rich Text Format (RTF)

If you frequently share presentations with others via e-mail, a disk, or a Web directory, you might want to save your presentations as Rich Text Format (RTF) (rich text format (RTF): A file type used to transfer formatted text documents between applications, even those that run on different platforms, such as IBM and Macintosh.) files. Presentations that you save as RTF files have smaller file sizes, look like and print exactly as the original, and provide security by not containing or transmitting most macro (macro: An action or a set of actions that you can use to automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications programming language.) or viruses.

RTF files contain only text. RTF files do not contain content, such as pictures, clip art (clip art: A single piece of ready-made art, often appearing as a bitmap or a combination of drawn shapes.), shapes, or SmartArt graphics.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, point to Save As, and then click Other Formats.
  2. In the File name box, type a file name, or do nothing to accept the suggested file name.
  3. In the Save as type list, select Outline/RTF, and then click Save.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007