Microsoft Office is the world’s No.1 office and productivity program. The free Microsoft Office for Android makes it possible to not only open and view various documents but also create, edit and even convert files and documents right on our mobile devices. Among the many hidden features of Office for Android, we found the file conversion is very practical. Today, we will share with you a quick tip on converting PowerPoint presentations to PDF files on Android phones using Microsoft Office for free. No third-party apps or converters needed.
As you know PDF files are compatible with more devices. By converting PowerPoint slides to PDF, you gain the flexibility to open and view the files on all kinds of phones, tablets and computers without the need for third-party apps. Microsoft Office or the PowerPoint program can help us convert PowerPoint slides or PPTX to PDF on computer using the built-in converter tool. So can we do the same on our mobile phone? Check out details below.
Download Microsoft Office for Android from Google Play or other store if not yet. Create a new PPT or PPTX file or open an existing presentation slides using this app. Tap the Menu icon at the top left to display the side menu at the left hand side. Choose Share from the list.
You will then be prompted to share either the Full Document or Current Slide only. Select Full Document, you can then select to share as PDF document, see below screenshot.
The Share as PDF dialog shows up on your phone screen. Microsoft Office Mobile will then convert your PowerPoint slides to PDF using its online PPT to PDF converter. Make sure your phone is connected to internet. When the PDF file is generated, you will be able to choose a transfer method or app to share the PDF file as attachment and send it to any recipient or yourself. For example, you can send the converted PDF to computer or other nearby devices via Bluetooth, upload it to a cloud hosting service.
If you like to save the converted PDF on the local storage, you can attach it to an email and send it to yourself. Then download the PDF from email to your Android device. You can’t use a smart phone without an email. If no email account configured on your device yet, you can refer to this guide to add Yahoo mail to Samsung phone, or this tutorial to setup AOL mail on Samsung mobile. Some Android powered devices even provide both Gmail for Android and a separate email client that you can choose to setup email account, send and receive emails. Drop us a message below if you have trouble setting up an email account on your Android device.