Uploading Powerpoint files

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How do I upload a Powerpoint file. I can get it to load on my webpage, but then when I publish the site it is only available is some strange zipped format that I cannot open. Any ideas? Do I need to convert the file type to allow it to be opened easily after it is published on the site?
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Yes, if you add the powerpoint as a file it will not display on your site.

An alternative is to use slideshare.net to embed your presentation. Here are the steps.

   1. Sign up for a free account with slideshare.
   2. Go to "Upload" at the top of your screen.
   3. Upload your file(s). Then click on "Publish" (or "Publish All" if you have more than 1 file).
   4. Once your file has been converted, then click on the file you want to embed.
   5. On the right-hand side, you will see a green box with "Embed" and a code provided. Please copy this code.
   6. In your Sitebuilder, drag-and-drop an HTML Widget from the Sidebar on the right onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere).
   7. An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or ctrl-V to paste).
   8. When you are done, click "OK" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page.

There is also a way to add slideshow presentation with Google Docs so that it's displayed on the page:

   1. Create or upload your presentation to Google Docs.
   2. Click on "publish" on the Google Doc.
   3. A new dialog box will open, change the settings to suit your requirements.
   4. Copy the code provided.
   5. Go back to your Yola, drag and drop an HTML Widget onto the page and paste the code into the dialog box and press OK.

I hope this helps.
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I convert my power point files to PDF files first which makes them somewhat smaller sizes. PDF files then can be seen on any device like my iPad.