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How to Make a YouTube Video Using PowerPoint

Learn how to make a video for YouTube directly from your PowerPoint presentation.


  • Step 1: Go to the Microsoft Office website Purchase Microsoft Office 2010. PowerPoint is part of the Office 2010 suite.
  • Step 2: Create a PowerPoint 2010 presentation Create a presentation using PowerPoint 2010. Save the file to your desktop.
  • TIP: PowerPoint 2010 is the first version of PowerPoint that converts PowerPoint's FLV file format to the YouTube-compatible WMV format.
  • Step 3: Click the File tab in PowerPoint Click the File tab in PowerPoint. In the left column, click Share. Under File Types, double-click Create a Video. A Save As window will open.
  • Step 4: Find the PowerPoint file on the desktop Find the PowerPoint file on the desktop via the Save As window. Under the Save As drop-down menu, select Windows Media Video. Click Save.
  • Step 5: Create a YouTube account Create a YouTube account if you don't already have one. Set up your profile page. Upload the compatible PowerPoint file to your YouTube page and enjoy your work.
  • FACT: PowerPoint was originally called "Presenter" and was developed for the Macintosh computer in 1984.

You Will Need

  • PowerPoint 2010
  • YouTube account

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