Google Slides is handy for creating presentation, but at the time of this writing, Microsoft Office is the dominant office suite in many organizations, which means the presentations you create in Google Slides will need to be readable in Microsoft PowerPoint. Fortunately, Google Slides makes it easy to export a presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint-compatible file. Once the file has been exported, you can email it to your recipient, or copy it off your Chromebook with a flash drive.
To export a presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file, first launch the Google Drive application by going to the application launcher (the button with the grid icon in the lower left-hand corner of the Shelf). Left-click on this button, and the application launcher will appear on the lower left-hand corner of your display. The Drive icon will likely be pinned to the first screen of results, and you can launch it by clicking on the icon. You can also access Google Drive at any time by going to this address in the Chrome browser:
Once Drive opens, navigate to the presentation you wish to export and double-click on the presentation to open it. After the presentation opens, go to the File menu in the upper left-hand corner of the window, and then select the Download As category. Google Slides offers several different options for downloading your presentation. For Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility, select the “Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)” item.
Once you click it, a copy of your presentation in the .pptx format will download to your Chromebook. You can then email it to a Microsoft Office user, or transfer it on a flash drive.