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How to Save Presentations
Watch the video to to see the various ways you can save your presentations in PowerPoint 2010.
To Use the Save As Command:
Save As allows you to choose a name and location for your presentation. It's useful if you've first created a presentation or if you want to save a different version of a presentation while keeping the original.
- Click the File tab.
- Select Save As.
- The Save As dialog box will appear. Select the location where you wish to save the presentation.
- Enter a name for the presentation and click Save.
The Save As dialog box
If you're using Windows 7, you'll usually want to save things to your Documents library, and in other versions of Windows you'll save them to the My Documents folder. For more information, check out our lessons on Windows 7 and Windows XP.
To Use the Save Command:
- Click the Save command on the Quick Access Toolbar.
Saving a presentation
- The presentation will be saved in its current location with the same file name.
If you are saving for the first time and select Save, the Save As dialog box will appear.
PowerPoint automatically saves your presentation to a temporary folder while you're working on them. If you forget to save your changes, or if PowerPoint crashes, you can recover the autosaved file.
- Open a presentation that was previously closed without saving.
- In Backstage view, click Info.
- If there are autosaved versions of your file, they will appear under Versions. Click on the file to open it.
Opening an autosaved file
- To save changes, click Restore and then click OK.
Restoring a file
By default, PowerPoint autosaves every 10 minutes. If you are editing a presentation for less than 10 minutes, PowerPoint may not create an autosaved version.