Displaying a PowerPoint Slide Show in a Office 365 page
Let’s assume the following: you’ve got a great PowerPoint presentation that you want to include within your Office 365 Team Site (or basically, anywhere else in a Office 365 SharePoint site) as a slide show. So instead of people downloading the file you want to show the presentation’s contents in the browser. In this article, we will go through the necessary steps to do so.
Please note that this only works for the P1, E2, E3, and E4 plans, but not the E1 plan, as Office Web Apps is required.
What you need are two things: a PowerPoint presentation stored somewhere in your Office 365 site as well as a page on which you want to show this presentation.
First, we need to get a link that will show the PowerPoint presentation as a slide show. Navigate to your presentation, and click on it, which should open it in the browser in Office Web Apps in most cases. If it doesn’t, you can alternatively open the presentation’s item menu and select View in Browser:
The URL looks something like this: https://yourprefix.sharepoint.com/_layouts/PowerPointFrame.aspx?PowerPointView=SlideShowView&d=F5f4d162c52074cbbb155aac5fd9a0757made
9147475d24ed684e8675780ee05e4mee276220818a4b288f1e63652eab84dcm (or starting with https://www.yourdomain.com/teamsite/., depending on if you set up your domain)
The second step now is to include this slide show in your page. SharePoint provides us with a so-called Page Viewer Web Part that simply displays the contents of a specified URL within your page.
Expand Appearance, and enter a desired height and/or width (you should preferably enter a height as to display your slide show in a specific size). Please note that you can also change that title under Title, which is set to Page Viewer by default
Click Save & Close to save your changes. That’s it!