When preparing a PowerPoint presentation, the resolution must sync along with monitors display or projector resolution. If resolutions do not appropriately set, the whole experience becomes slow. In this post, I will show how you can change the resolution of PowerPoint Presentation when you create it. It works with Office 365, Office 2019, 2017, and 2016.
How to change the resolution of PowerPoint Presentation when creating it
The problem occurs especially with the images. Say, for example, the photos are of resolution 1024 X 768, and the computer has 800 X 600. While running the slide show, it will take a toll on the system and make it a little slower. The option lets you set up a resolution for PowerPoint when you export it.
1] In the earlier version of Microsoft Office
In the previous versions of Office, there used to be a direct option to setup resolution. However, now you have the option to choose DPI. If you are using an older version of Office, follow the method below:
- Make a new slide show or open an existing one.
- Now click on Slide Show on the menu.
- In the slideshow menu, you will see Monitors, which is the last item.
- In this, you get an option as Resolution.
- You have the option to set from 640 X 480 to 1024 X 768.
- If you are going to show it on the same machine, choose the last option which says, Use Current Resolution.
It is also useful when you are planning to give a presentation on where resolution is high, All you need is change the resolution here and select show on a projector, and you are done.
2] Office 365 PowerPoint
- Click on File > Options > Advanced > Image Size and Quality
- Change default resolution to the one you want. I have given the DPI and resolution combination below.
- Once you save, it becomes the default resolution.
|Decimal value||Full-screen pixels (horizontal × vertical)||Widescreen pixels (horizontal × vertical)||Dots per inch (horizontal and vertical)|
|50||500 × 375||667 × 375||50 dpi|
|96 (default)||960 × 720||1280 × 720||96 dpi|
|100||1000 × 750||1333 × 750||100 dpi|
|150||1500 × 1125||2000 × 1125||150 dpi|
|200||2000 × 1500||2667 × 1500||200 dpi|
|250||2500 × 1875||3333 × 1875||250 dpi|
|300||3000 × 2250||4000 × 2250||300 dpi|
Here is how you can add more if you find any of them missing in different versions of Office PowerPoint.
- Locate one of the following registry subkeys, depending on the version of PowerPoint that you’re using:PowerPoint 2016
- Click the Options subkey, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type ExportBitmapResolution, and then press Enter.
- Make sure that ExportBitmapResolution is selected, and then click Modify on the Edit menu.
- In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, select Decimal.
- In the Value data box, type the value of the resolution that you want, such as 300. Or, use the parameters in the above table.
Now you will never have any problem even if the computer has a different resolution. Read our tips on giving a presentation on the dual monitor.
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