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Convert Microsoft PowerPoint Files in Power Automate

By Jay Goodison

11th March 2021

Convert Microsoft PowerPoint Files in Power Automate

We recently released a new ‘Convert PowerPoint‘ action which provides the capability to convert Microsoft PowerPoint file formats to the following file formats PDF, HTML, PPTX, PPT, TXT, TIFF or PNG.

The supported input file formats are:

  • PPT
  • PPTX

The ‘Convert PowerPoint‘ action covers these very common file format conversion scenarios, with example configurations depicted below:

The Convert PowerPoint‘ action determines the input file format from the ‘Filename‘ value provided, i.e. by checking the file extension. Typically, you would pass filenames via dynamic data, for example;

Convert PPT to PPTX with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPT file to PPTX format:

Convert PPT or PPTX to PDF with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPTX file to PDF format, with advanced options shown:

Convert PPT or PPTX to TIFF with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPTX file to TIFF format, with advanced options shown:

Convert PPT or PPTX to HTML with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPTX file to HTML format, with advanced options shown:

Convert PPT or PPTX to TXT with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPT file to TXT format:

Convert PPT or PPTX to PNG with Power Automate

The following example converts a PowerPoint PPT file to PNG format, with advanced options shown:

Change the slide size of a PowerPoint slide deck

For all output file types (not applicable to TXT) you can either inherit (the existing configuration) or specify an explicit slide size to be applied to the output file. The following example details how to change the slide size of an existing PPTX file:

Change the slide orientation of a PowerPoint slide deck

For all output file types (not applicable to TXT) you can either inherit (the existing configuration) or specify an explicit slide orientation to be applied to the output file. The following example details how to change the slide size of an existing PPTX file:

Final thoughts…

Hopefully, this post has provided a high-level overview of the capabilities of our new ‘Convert PowerPoint‘ action, if you have any technical queries please visit our customer support portal.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful, as ever please share any feedback or comments, all welcome!

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