In the last SlideShare post, I showed you how you can join SlideShare and get an invite. In this post, I’ll show you how you can upload a presentation to the SlideShare site. In the next SlideShare post, I will show you how you can share the uploaded presentation slides with others.
Follow these steps to upload your presentation slides:
- Once you have logged in to SlideShare, click the Start sharing your slides now button, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Start uploading your slides
- This brings up the upload page that you can see in Figure 2. Click the Choose button, and locate a presentation file located in your system. As of now, SlideShare accepts PowerPoint (PPT and PPS), and OpenOffice (ODP) files only — Apple Keynote users can save their presentations to PowerPoint files and then upload.
Figure 2: Provide upload details
Enter a title, description and tags for the presentation you are uploading — then, click on the Upload button.
- The uploading can take a while, depending upon the size of your presentation and the speed of your Internet connection. Behind the scenes, SlideShare also converts your entire presentation to a Flash SWF file that’s more compact than your original presentation slides.
Once this is done, the uploaded presentation can be viewed as an online Flash-based slideshow. Click the Title link, as shown in Figure 3 to see the slideshow of the uploaded presentation.
Figure 3: The uploaded presentation
In the next post on SlideShare, I will show you how you can share your uploaded slides.