With the release of our new Artstor platform, upload to a Personal Collection from OIV is disabled. If you need to share OIV presentations with students, please convert them to PDFs.


Converting your OIV presentation to PowerPoint involves first uploading the OIV slides to the Digital Library, opening the slides which are now an image group, and then exporting that image group to PowerPoint.

Step One: Upload OIV Slides to your Personal Collection

To share your slide presentations with others at your institution, you may upload them to your Personal Collection in the Digital Library. Please note that you must have an Instructor-Level account with a Personal Collection already created in order to upload slides from the OIV.
  1. Click on the “File” toolbar button and select the “Upload all slides” option. You may also use the Ctrl- (or Cmd) U keyboard shortcut.
    • If you want to upload individual slides…
      • Use your mouse to select the desired slide(s) in the Slide Sorter pane. Use the Shift or Ctrl (or Cmd) keys to select multiple slides.
      • Then, click on the “Upload selected slide(s) to Artstor” iconOIV IP uploaded to Artstor in the upper right corner of the Slide Sorter.
      • You may also right- (or Control-) click with your mouse and select the “Upload selected slide(s)” option from the shortcut menu. Another alternative is the Ctrl-Alt-U (orOption keyCommand iconU) keyboard shortcut.
  2. A new window will appear, prompting you to log onto your Artstor account. Enter your email address and password and then click on the “Upload” button. The size of the upload will be displayed in the lower left corner of the window.
  3. A new window will open, which will track the progress of your upload. Once the dialog indicates that the upload is “Finished,” click on the “Close” button to exit the window.

Step Two: Open the images as an Image Group

  1. Log onto your Artstor account.
  2. During the upload process, your slide presentation was saved as an Image Group in your My Work Folder, with the title of your presentation’s file name, followed by (slides). During the upload process, your slides were also added as images to your Personal Collection in a special category called “OIV slides.” Any text that you added onto the slides were imported into the Description field in the data record for the image. This means that any text that you added to your presentation slides will be keyword-searchable in the Digital Library.
  3. From the menu choose Organize > Open image group. Expand My Work Folder to locate the presentation group you uploaded. Double click the title to open the group, or from the bottom of the window click Open.

Step Three: Export the image group to PowerPoint

Please check all technical requirements before using this feature, including adding Artstor as a trusted site and disabling popup blockers;you must also have PowerPoint 2007 or later to use the file.

  1. Above the image group thumbnails on the toolbar (upper right, near search box) you will see the export to PowerPoint button (Export to PPT icon). Click this.
  2. A window will appear telling you how many images you can download in the current 120 day period. Click Yes. You will then be asked to accept the Terms & Conditions of Use for the group of Artstor images you are downloading. Click Accept.
  3. A new window will appear with a progress bar as your PowerPoint presentation file is generated. This may take several minutes, depending on the group size.
  4. If prompted to open or save, choose to SAVE the file to your computer. Confirm that you are saving the file to a location where you can easily access it in the future. Once you have saved the .pptx file you can open and edit it using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

Each image will appear on its own slide, with the image data in the notes field below each slide. As long as you are connected to the Internet when in presentation mode, each image will also be hyperlinked to take you directly to the original image in the Image Viewer, allowing you to zoom, pan and rotate.