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How To Convert Canva To PowerPoint Slides in 3 Simple Steps

How to Convert Canva to Powerpoint in 3 easy steps

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Canva and PowerPoint are two of the most popular tools for creating presentations.

But sometimes, you may need to convert your Canva design to a PowerPoint presentation.

In this comprehensive guide, I will walk you through the step-by-step process of  how to convert Canva to PowerPoint.

How to Convert Canva to Powerpoint presentation

How to convert Canva to PowerPoint in 3 easy steps

1. Open your Canva design and click the “Share” button.

How to download a Canva presentation

2. Click ‘More ‘and select the Microsoft PowerPoint file format.

How to convert Canva to PowerPoint

3. Save the downloaded file to your computer.

That was super easy, right? That’s how you save Canva as PPT.

You can now open up your downloaded presentation in PowerPoint.

Related: Read my guide on how to upload a PowerPoint file into Canva.

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Common issues when converting Canva to PowerPoint

There are some common issues that you may encounter when exporting Canva Presentations to PowerPoint.

1. Formatting issues

One of the most common issues when you save Canva to PPI is that the formatting of the slides may change slightly during the conversion process.

This can include changes to the font size, spacing, and alignment.

You might have to make some manual adjustments to ensure that the PowerPoint layout looks exactly like it did in Canva.

This can occur when the fonts or images used in the Canva design are not available on the computer used to open the PowerPoint presentation.

2. Missing fonts

If the fonts you used for your Canva presentation are not in PowerPoint, your presentation may look very off and strange.

So you need to ensure you use the same fonts in both tools.

If you don’t have the fonts in PowerPoint, you used in Canva, first download the font from Google and upload it to Windows.

Now, remember, Canva has a huge font library with 3000 fonts. It could be possible that to use these fonts in PowerPoint, you might have to buy them at a premium price online.

Unfortunately, if you can’t even buy them online, you won’t be able to use these fonts in your PowerPoint presentation. You might have to stick to using your presentation in Canva.

One workaround could be to use your Canva presentation in Google Slides instead.

3. Loss of image quality

Sometimes, the images in the Canva design may lose their quality when exported to PowerPoint.

To avoid this, make sure to use high-quality images in your Canva design.

Also, ensure that the images are correctly sized and formatted for use in PowerPoint.

Quick tips for converting Canva to PowerPoint

When converting Canva presentaitons to PowerPoint, there are some best practices you should follow so that your files remain intact and nothing falls apart.

1. Check fonts and images

As mentioned above, ensure all fonts and images used in your Canva design are available on your computer.

If not, download and install them before importing the design to PowerPoint.

2. Edit and resize the presentation

After importing the Canva design to PowerPoint, review the slides and make any necessary edits or resizing to ensure they fit the screen properly.

If the size does not adapt by default, open PowerPoint first and create a document to match the format of Canva exactly.

Then, import the Canva slides into PPT.

3. Keep your presentations simple

While Canva provides a wide range of design elements and templates, it’s important to keep your design simple when converting to PowerPoint.

Simple Canva presentations are easier to save in a PowerPoint format with minimal loss in formatting.

It might be safest to add slide animations and transitions in PowerPoint, for example.

Canva also lets you create talking presentations.

Create some sample presentations first and download them as PowerPoint to check how the formatting works.

4. Test your presentation

Before you present your PowerPoint presentation, test it on different devices and platforms to ensure that it looks the way you want it to.

This will help you to identify any issues that need to be fixed before your presentation.

How to save Canva as ppt without changing fonts

To save a Canva design as a PowerPoint presentation without altering the fonts, make sure to use fonts that are common to both Canva and PowerPoint, such as Arial or Times New Roman.

Download your Canva design as a PPT file, then open it in PowerPoint to ensure the fonts have not changed.

If you have used uncommon fonts, you may need to install them on your computer and embed them into your PowerPoint file, provided you have the appropriate licensing rights.

Here are some detailed tips on how to save Canva as PPT without changing fonts:

1. Use common fonts

Stick to fonts that are commonly available in both Canva and PowerPoint. Fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, and Verdana are usually safe bets.

If you have very aesthetic fonts, especially any premium Canva fonts, those may not display well when you download your Canva design into PowerPoint.

2. Check font licensing

Even before you begin your design in Canva, it is a good idea to verify that the fonts you plan to use are licensed for use in other applications. Some Canva fonts may not be licensed for use outside of Canva and, therefore, could automatically change when you open the design in PowerPoint.

3. Create your design

Design your presentation in Canva, keeping in mind the font considerations.

4. Download as PowerPoint

Once your design is complete, click on the ‘Share’ button in the top right corner of Canva. From the file type options, select ‘Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)’.

5. Open and review in PowerPoint

Open your downloaded file in PowerPoint. Check to see if the fonts have remained consistent. If any fonts have changed, it could be because they are not available in PowerPoint or the specific version of PowerPoint you are using does not support those fonts.

6. Embed fonts (if necessary)

If you are using fonts in Canva that are not available in PowerPoint, you may need to download and install those fonts on your computer (if you have the right to do so). Then, you can embed them into your PowerPoint presentation.

To embed fonts in PowerPoint:

  • Click on ‘File’.
  • Select ‘Options’.
  • In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, select ‘Save’.
  • Under Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation, check the ‘Embed fonts in the file’ option.
  • Choose ‘Embed all characters’ (best for editing by others) or ‘Embed only the characters used in the presentation’ (reduces file size).

Please note that font embedding will increase the file size of your presentation. Additionally, embedding fonts is subject to the font’s licensing permissions. Not all fonts are licensed to be embedded in files.

If you don’t have the rights to a particular font or if it is not available for PowerPoint, consider using a similar PowerPoint-compatible font to maintain the visual aesthetics of your presentation.

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Is there a free Canva to PPT converter?

Canva itself offers the capability to export designs directly to PowerPoint format. This feature is integrated within Canva’s platform, so you do not need a separate converter tool.

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