Use PowerPoint to open or save a presentation in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format

Starting with Microsoft PowerPoint, you can open and save files in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) file format that is used by some presentation applications, such as OpenOffice.org Impress and Google Docs.

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Open an OpenDocument Presentation file in PowerPoint

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Open.
  3. To only see files saved in OpenDocument format, in the File of type list, click OpenDocument Presentation.
  4. Click the file you want to open, and then click Open.

 Tip   To open the file, you can also double-click it after you find it.

 Note   When you open an OpenDocument Presentation file in PowerPoint, it might not have the same formatting as it did in the original application it was created in. This is because of the differences between applications that use the OpenDocument Format.

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Save a PowerPoint presentation in the OpenDocument Presentation format

 Important   If you want to keep a PowerPoint version of your file you must first save the file as a PowerPoint presentation, for example in the .pptx file format, and then save it again in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Save As.
  3. In the Save as type list, click OpenDocument Presentation.
  4. Name and save your file.

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Learn more about the OpenDocument Format

When you open or save presentations in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format, some formatting might be lost. This is because of the different features and options, such as formatting, that OpenDocument Presentation applications and PowerPoint support. For more information about the differences between the OpenDocument Presentation Format and the PowerPoint format, see Differences between the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format and the PowerPoint (.pptx) format.

Tips

  • Before sending a file to someone else, you might want to close the file and open it again to see what it looks like in OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.
  • To keep advanced object formatting that is not supported in the OpenDocument Presentation format, convert the object to a picture.
  • When you work with tables, complete the table before closing PowerPoint. Tables are converted to images when you close PowerPoint and cannot be subsequently edited.
  • Avoid using emphasis animations (that is, animations that are not entrance or exit animations) that involve color change or scaling because those parts of animations are lost when you save the presentation in the .odp file format.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010