3 Methods to Watch PPT Files on Mac without PowerPoint Tool

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Want to watch PowerPoint presentation on Mac and find it is not actually supported? This paper will share with some good ways to watch PPT files on Mac without PowerPoint installed.


As you know Mac is the featured computer brand of Apple. It is running with Mac OS system, which is based on UNIX operating system. Normally Mac OS system cannot be transplanted to other computers because Mac OS system has specially optimization for Mac computers like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air.


Actually Microsoft Office has both Windows and Mac version, but how to view PowerPoint on Mac if PowerPoint for Mac is not installed?


1. View PowerPoint online

There are 2 kinds of websites that allows you to watch PowerPoint in cloud. All you need is Internet connection and a web browser on your Mac computer. Google Docs and SlideShare are the representatives for its group.


Google Docs:

Google Docs
Google Docs is a free online Office application which provides not only PowerPoint, but also other office functions like Work, Excel, Database, etc. You can upload PowerPoint to Google Docs for sharing with public, or download Google Docs presentation to local drive for playing with Microsoft PowerPoint at school. Recently, Google Docs has been integrated into Google Drive for better online storage and sharing.



SlideShare makes it possible to share PowerPoint presentations online without converting PowerPoint to video. You can directly upload PowerPoint document to SlideShare to be shown as slideshow of pictures. SlideShare stands out because of its image quantity and quality from many other such PowerPoint sharing websites.


2. Convert PowerPoint to PDF

Viewing PDF document is very easy on Mac. Preview is Apple’s free PDF viewer, built into OS X. Preview has quite a few features often only found in commercial PDF software, like the ability to drag and drop pages between documents, page extraction, encryption, and text annotation. You can also get Adobe Rader to view PDF on Mac, but it is not free.

To convert PowerPoint to PDF for free, you can directly upload PowerPoint to online-convert.com.


3. Convert PowerPoint to QuickTime movie

By converting PowerPoint to QuickTime movie, you can view PowerPoint on any Mac computer freely. The advantage is that it can well maintain the original animations, videos, pictures and even special effects. Because the PowerPoint to video converter can only run on Windows computer, so this method applies only for people who want to send their PPT files to other people using Mac.

PowerPoint to QuickTime
Simply in 3 steps you can transfer PowerPoint to QuickTime movie: import PowerPoint files, choose QuickTime as output format and export converted PowerPoint movie.


Do you have any other ideas on how to play PowerPoint on Mac with no PowerPoint tool installation?

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