Kevin Wiliarty

Kevin Wiliarty

Academic Technology Coordinator for the Social Sciences

Exley Science Tower 551

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT 06459


kwiliarty at

Wesleyan ITS

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It's easy to make a PowerPoint presentation available for downloading: Just move the .ppt file into your web space (or upload it to your Blackboard) and make a link that points to the file. PPT downloads typically offer the truest re-creation of your original presentation, but they also have serious drawbacks.

You can find a more detailed enumeration of the disadvantages of downloads at

To get a feel for the .ppt download, click here to download a small (and silly) .ppt file I have created for demonstration purposes. The presentation intentionally contains a number of slide animations and themes in order to test conversion engines.

Unless you are specifically making a file available to co-authors, you might at least consider offering broswers a .pps version of your presentation rather than a .ppt. Read on for details.