Slide.Export method (PowerPoint)

Exports a slide, using the specified graphics filter, and saves the exported file under the specified file name.


expression.Export (FileName, FilterName, ScaleWidth, ScaleHeight)

expression A variable that represents a Slide object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
FileName Required String The name of the file to be exported and saved to disk. You can include a full path; if you don't, Microsoft PowerPoint creates a file in the current folder.
FilterName Required String The graphics format in which you want to export slides. The specified graphics format must have an export filter registered in the Windows registry. You can specify either the registered extension or the registered filter name. Microsoft PowerPoint will first search for a matching extension in the registry. If no extension that matches the specified string is found, PowerPoint will look for a filter name that matches.
ScaleWidth Optional Long The width in pixels of an exported slide.
ScaleHeight Optional Long The height in pixels of an exported slide.


Exporting a presentation doesn't set the Saved property of a presentation to True.

PowerPoint uses the specified graphics filter to save each individual slide. The names of the slides exported and saved to disk are determined by PowerPoint. They are typically saved by using names such as Slide1.wmf, Slide2.wmf. The path of the saved files is specified in the FileName argument.

If the slide is not fully downloaded, this method fails and an error occurs. For more information about the Partial Documents, see Work with Partial Documents.


This example exports slide three in the active presentation to disk in the JPEG graphic format. The slide is saved as Slide 3 of Annual Sales.jpg.

With Application.ActivePresentation.Slides(3)
    .Export "c:\my documents\Graphic Format\" & _
        "Slide 3 of Annual Sales", "JPG"
End With

See also

Slide Object

Work with Partial Documents

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