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Displaying PowerPoint Slides on the Web Via Datastore

Students, faculty, and staff at Illinois State University may save their PowerPoint presentation to their Website share on their Datastore in order to be able to display it on the Web.

Before You Begin

To perform these instructions, you must have mapped your network drives to your personal share on Datastore. For more information, please refer to the following article:

Saving Your PowerPoint Presentation to the Web

Important: The instructions below assume you do not already have a web page in your “web” directory on your personal share on Datastore. If you already have a personal website, you should name your PowerPoint presentation something other than “index.html” (as described in Step 7, below) to avoid overwriting your existing web page.

  1. Start by creating your PowerPoint presentation.

  2. When you are done, save your PowerPoint presentation to your personal computer, flash drive, or to the location of your choosing.

  3. Make sure your PowerPoint presentation is open.

  4. Within PowerPoint, click [File] > [Save As…].

  5. Browse to your “web” directory on Datastore and select it as the place to which you would like to save your slideshow.

    5a. If you have not mapped our network drives to Datastore, you must do so before you can save to it. For more information, please refer to the following article:

  1. Click [Save as type] and select [Web Page (*.htm; *.html)] from the drop-down menu

  2. In the File name field, type index.html. If you already have a web page in your “web” directory on Datastore, you should use a different filename, such as slideshow.html, to avoid overwriting your existing web page.

  3. Click [Save].

You will now have a folder named index_files and a file named index.html in your “web” directory on Datastore (unless you used a different file name above).

View Your PowerPoint Slideshow on the Web

If you named your file “index.html” above , you may view your PowerPoint presentation on the Web by navigating to “my.illinoisstate.edu/~yourULID” (the little squiggle before your ULID is called a “tilde” and is located to the left of the “1” key on your keyboard).For example, Reggie Redbird’s ULID is rrredbi, so he would view his PowerPoint slideshow at “my.ilstu.edu/~rrredbi”.

If you named your PowerPoint presentation something other than “index.html”, you must include the file name when typing your web address. For example, if you named it"slideshow.html", you would navigate to “my.ilstu.edu/~yourULID/slideshow.html”. Other people, such as your instructor or other students, will also need to know the full web address in order to view your slideshow.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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