To find out the size of your file, go to wherever you saved your file. Right-click on it. Select “Properties” which will provide the file size. The file needs to be 10MB or smaller.
Do not embed any videos in your presentation. Instead, you may link to a video that is online, such as on YouTube.
- For PowerPoint or Word, downsize images
- First, simply select an image (any one will do) in your presentation.
- Format picture tool bar, select the Compress Pictures option.
- In the options, make sure that you apply it to ALL pictures in the file. Also, you will want to choose to delete cropped areas of pictures.
- After doing this, Save As with a new filename.
- This should decrease the size.
For PowerPoint or Word, save file as a PDF instead
- Often, when you print the file to a PDF, it will automatically compress the size.
For PDF files, save file with a new name
- Oftentimes, just saving the file with a new name will automatically compress the file and provide you with a smaller file.
Zip up file
- Go to wherever you saved your file.
- Right-click on it.
- Select “Send to” in the pop-up menu.
- Then, select “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
- Hopefully, the new .zip file may be saved down to under 10MB.