This article describes how to use the Package for CD feature
in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 and in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
PowerPoint 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 have a new feature that is named the Package
for CD feature. The Package for CD feature simplifies moving and updating all
linked files together with the presentation to a folder or to a CD. By default,
when the files are copied to a folder or to a CD, the PowerPoint Viewer is
included in the package.
In Microsoft Windows XP, the Package for CD
feature uses the Windows XP CD-burning feature. In Microsoft Windows 2000, you
must copy your files to a folder, and then burn the folder to a CD by using a
third-party CD-burning program. In Windows XP, if you want to use a third-party
CD-burning program, copy your files to a folder.
To save a
presentation as a package, follow these steps:
- Start PowerPoint 2003 or PowerPoint 2007.
- Open the PowerPoint presentation file that you want to
- In PowerPoint 2003, click File, and then click
Package for CD.
In PowerPoint 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Publish, and then click Package for CD.
Note This process packages the presentation for either a folder or a
- In the Name the CD box, type the name for
your folder or your CD.
- You can include more than one PowerPoint presentation file. If you want to include more files, click Add
Files, and then select the additional files that you want to
Note By default, PowerPoint Viewer 2003 will play all files
automatically in the order that is specified. You can specify the order that
you want when you include additional files.
- If you want, you can click Options to change the
- Include the PowerPoint Viewer
- Include linked files
- Embed TrueType fonts
- Use a password to help to protect the PowerPoint
- Click either the Copy to Folder button or
the Copy to CD button.
- If you click the Copy to CD button, the
file will be copied to the CD.
If you click the Copy to
Folder button, PowerPoint copies the files together with a name and a
location that you specify.
If you click the Copy to Folder
button in step
7, you can now use a third-party CD-burning program to copy the files to a
The PowerPoint Viewer 2003 package will play on computers that
are running Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or a later version of Windows. You do not have to
have PowerPoint 2003 or PowerPoint 2007 to play these files.