I want to use non-PowerPoint files?

I want to use non-PowerPoint files?

It's important to remember that webinar.net requires a Microsoft (.PPT or .PPTX) PowerPoint file format.

We do not display your PowerPoint (PPT or PPTX) in its true PowerPoint format for your audience members. Instead, we will convert your slide deck to our proprietary format that's optimized for web streaming, it's how we can send out all your slides to hundreds of viewers all at once! 

If you are provided with a presentation file that's something other than PPT or PPTX - You should return to the slide author and ask them to export the slide deck another way:

Google Slides (a.k.a. Presentations) 
  • Log in to your Google Drive account.
  • Select 'Presentations' to view available presentations in your account.
  • Double click on the presentation file you want to convert to PowerPoint.
  • Go to the menu at the top then click on File > Download As > Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx).
  • Depending on your browser, you should be able to access your newly-converted PowerPoint file straight away.
Keynote (Mac)
  • Open the presentation and select "File" > "Export To".
  • Choose "PowerPoint" in the list of export options.
  • Click "Next" and enter a name for the presentation.
  • To choose where to save the presentation, click the Where pop-up menu, choose a location, then
  • Click "Export".
 PDF
  • Open a file in Acrobat.
  • Click on the "Export PDF" tool in the right pane.
  • Choose "Microsoft PowerPoint" as your export format.
  • Click "Export".
  • Name the PowerPoint file and save it in the desired location. 
 Prez
  • From Edit Mode, select the Share icon from the top menu. Then select "Download as a PDF".
  • When is ready, you will be prompted to save your Prezi as a PDF file.
  • After selecting "Save PDF", you will be prompted to name the PDF and choose where to save it. On
  • both Windows and Mac, the default folder is "Downloads."
  • Once created, refer to the instructions above for converting the PDF to PowerPoint
I don't have time to return to the slide author what can I do?! 
In an emergency, you may decide to "flatten the deck" through a process that renders the presentation slides into images, which you can then use to create your PPT or PPTX.
The best way to do this is by obtaining a PDF export of the entire slide presentation. You may then use your favorite PDF application (like Adobe Acrobat) to export images.
You can also attempt to use this automated PDF to PPTX tool. - Not affiliated with webinar.net -  

Still, having issues? - Check out some of our other articles.​
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