Presentation too large error

If your PowerPoint file is quite large (> 150mb), uploading your slides to the SlideLizard CREATOR library may not work do to an issue with Microsoft PowerPoint (we are already in touch with Microsoft to resolve the problem).

Possible solutions:

  1. Reduce the file size of the presentation
  2. Copy the selected slides into a new presentation

Reduce file size

PowerPoint files can often become quite large due to embedded images or videos which are much bigger than they need to be. Reducing the file size is therefore always a good idea, since it makes opening much faster. Follow these steps to compress embedded pictures:

Windows
  1. Open your presentation. Go to File in the PowerPoint menu
  2. Click Save as and then Browse
  3. In the window that opens, click on Tools (right beside Save)
  4. Select Compress Pictures and choose the resolution you need
  5. To save even more space, you can additionally choose Delete cropped areas of pictures to remove the parts of pictures which you cropped in PowerPoint.

  6. Click OK and then Save
  7. Restart the slide upload with the SlideLizard CREATOR

For more infos how to reduce the file size even further, take a look at our blog article: https://slidelizard.com/en/blog/reduce-powerpoint-file-size

Mac OSX
  1. Click on File > Compress pictures
  2. Choose a image resolution (the lower the resolution the smaller the file will get)
  3. Save the file
  4. Restart the slide upload with the SlideLizard CREATOR

Copy slides into a new presentation

If you want to upload only a few slides into your library, the easiest solution is to follow these steps:

  1. Select the slides you want to upload into your library
  2. Copy the slides (right click > copy)
  3. Open a new presentation (File > New)
  4. Paste the copied slides (right click > paste)
  5. Select all slides and click “Save slides to library” in the SlideLizard CREATOR tab