Canva is an incredible online design software that allows you to create many things including stunning presentations.
But if you’re a PowerPoint user you might be wondering how to export your Canva slides as a PowerPoint presentation?
In this article, we’ll take you through the process step by step, including how to keep your animated elements from Canva.
Let’s dive right in.
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- Step 1: Download your Canva slides
- Step 2: Open the .pptx doc in PowerPoint
- Step 3: Copy or add animation
Step 1: Download your Canva slides
If you haven’t created your presentation in Canva yet – check out these incredible Canva presentation slide templates to get started.
If you have, open up your Canva slides document, and once you’ve made all your updates and you’re happy with it you can now download it.
You can download as a PDF file, or publish it online, or if you want to export it as a PowerPoint presentation (.pptx) you can do that too. Here’s how:
Go to the ‘Share’ button at the top right and click ‘More’:
Scroll down to the ‘Save’ options and choose ‘Microsoft PowerPoint’:
Choose the slides you want to download, and hit the download button:
You will now have a PowerPoint presentation (.pptx) file in your downloads folder that you can open up.
Step 2: Open the .pptx doc in PowerPoint
The next step is to check if everything in your presentation was exported from the Canva slides to a PowerPoint presentation correctly.
In the past, elements such as the text fonts, graphs, videos, and some graphics didn’t export correctly but Canva has mostly fixed these issues so your export will likely be completely fine.
It’s worth checking though!
As an example, our .pptx export contained a couple of videos in one of the slides. One of the videos remained in that format:
Whilst the other one was converted into an image element:
Most of the elements will be converted properly but as you can some elements such as animations and videos might not convert correctly.
There is a workaround for this, which we’ll cover in the next step.
Step 3: Copy or add animation
To convert Canva slides with animation into PowerPoint presentation slides here’s what you have to do:
First, go back to your Canva presentation, and download the pages with animation as GIFs. Simply, go to ‘Share’ then ‘Download’ and select the page or pages that you want to download:
Then, select GIF as your file type, and hit the download button:
The last step is to add a blank slide in your PowerPoint presentation, upload the downloaded GIF image into that new blank slide and adjust it to cover the PowerPoint page and that’s it!
You’ll now have an animated slide in your PowerPoint presentation.
Adding animations in PowerPoint
You can also simply download the full Canva presentation and convert it to a PowerPoint presentation and then add animations within PowerPoint instead.
Here’s a great video showing you how to add animations in PowerPoint:
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Wrapping things up
So, there you have it, that’s how you can quickly and easily convert your Canva presentations into PowerPoint presentations, including how to keep your animations.
We hope this tutorial was helpful for you!
Enjoy creating! If you have any questions or suggestions leave a comment below.