Productivity Activities
Last updated Jul 9, 2024

Save PowerPoint File As


Saves a PowerPoint presentation as a new file. This activity must be added inside a Use PowerPoint Presentation activity.

Configuring the Activity

In the Body of the Activity
  • Presentation - Click Plus docs image on the right side of the field, and then select the presentation file to save.
  • Save as type - Select the presentation format to save as: PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx), PowerPoint Macro Enabled Presentation (*.pptm), or PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.ppt).
  • Save to file - Click Browse next to the field, then select the location where to save the new file and provide a file name.

    Alternatively, click Plus menu on the right side of the field, and then use one of the options in the menu to indicate the file path:

    • Data from the Project Notebook, a parent Excel file or Outlook account. For example, select a cell in an Excel file to use the value in that cell.
    • Ask when run - Prompt for the file path when the project is executed.
    • Paste from clipboard - Paste a file path value that you previously copied to the clipboard in the project.
    • Text - Enter the file path in the Text Builder.
    • Use Saved Value - Use a file path value that you previously saved for later use in the project.
    • Open in Advanced Editor - Enter a VB expression.
  • Replace existing - If selected, the new file replaces any existing file with the same name. If not selected, an error occurs if a file with the same name already exists. This option is selected by default.
Properties Panel


  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel.


See the options in the body of the activity.


  • Private - If selected, the data used in the activity is not logged.
  • Configuring the Activity

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