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PDFs from Mac PowerPoint

When you save PowerPoint files as PDFs from Windows PowerPoint, the resulting PDF files are fairly compact and they preserve the links in the PowerPoint file.

When you save (or export) PDFs from Mac PowerPoint, things aren't so ideal. For example:

PDF files saved from Mac PowerPoint are huge

Whether you File | Save As | PDF or File | Export | PDF from your Mac, the resulting PDFs are large.

Well, ok, huge. Sometimes many times the size of the PPTX file you started with.

There are a few possible workarounds:

PDF files saved from Mac PowerPoint don't preserve hyperlinks

Use PowerPoint Online:

PowerPoint Online and Windows PowerPoint generate PDFs the same way, so the file will probably be smaller and will preserve the hyperlinks (and accessibility tags) from your original PPTX file.

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PDFs from Mac PowerPoint
Last update 15 May, 2020
Created: 15 May, 2020