With the addition of PowerPoint Web App to SharePoint 2010, you can now view and edit PowerPoint presentations directly from within your browser. This technology has also been made available to consumers on services such as http://office.live.com/ and http://docs.com/.
In the past, it has been difficult to embed a PowerPoint document within a webpage, requiring workarounds such as saving the presentation as pictures, PDFs, or MHT documents. If you have a public presentation, it is now extremely easy to embed a PowerPoint deck on any web page, following the steps on the aptly named how to embed a PowerPoint presentation on a web page post.
Unfortunately, these steps do not work if your installation of PowerPoint Web App is local. The Share –> Embed option available from http://office.live.com is simply not present on SharePoint 2010.
So what to do if you want to embed an internal, private, or confidential PowerPoint presentation on an internal SharePoint page? Fortunately, it is possible to embed a presentation on a webpage without posting the presentation on a broadly available public site.
Step 1: Ensure that Office Web Apps have been installed and (Read More…)