For Mac users, you can use the print feature to create PDF-style pages from your presentation, that you can then open in PowerPoint and present as usual.

  1. Choose File from the menu, then choose Print–>Slides.
  2. The dialog window will display several print templates, choose the first layout that shows a single, gray box and adjust margins to 0.25 (or smaller). This will most closely replicate the the PPT format.

  1. Then, use the PDF dropdown in the lower left corner and choose Save as PDF

  1. You can now open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and from the menu choose File -> Export to -> Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation. Or, if you do not have Adobe Acrobat, there are online converter tools available like smallppt.
  2. Your file will be processed for export; choose a file name and location to save the file and the presentation will open in Microsoft PowerPoint. Text boxes on each slide will be editable and images can be moved, dragged, or deleted from each slide.

Note: If you are running macOS Mojave, you may not be able to use OIV due to incompatibility with more recent versions of Java.

Please also note that the OIV is a 32-bit application, and all future operating systems after Mojave 10.14 will only support 64 bit applications. Unfortunately, this incompatibility is something we are not able to resolve. In light of this, we recommend users backup their OIV presentations to PowerPoint or to PDF to ensure continued access to their presentations regardless of any changes made by Apple. If you have any questions about the process of backing up your files, or you are using Mojave and experiencing issues with OIV, please reach out to us at support@artstor.org.