Big crisis! What has happened to the ability to save as Web-pages in PowerPoint 2013? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have since 2003 had a solution which among other things have relied on the automation interfaces to do certain operations in Microsoft Office. We have utilized the ability to save Office documents (Word, Excel , PowerPoint and Visio) as web pages and later shown them in a Web browser controlled by the application. The solution has been working fine through Office 2003 to 2010.

    After a recent upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 (Home and Business 32 bit), PowePoint started complaining “Saving as an HTML presentation is not supported in this version of PowerPoint”

    When consulting the documentation Object model reference (PowerPoint 2013 developer reference) the Presentation.SaveAs method still has ppSaveAsHTML  listed as a legal PpSaveAsFileType, while the WebOptions object seems to have been removed from the documentation.

    Wen consulting the Object Browser in PowerPoint everything related to saving as Web-pages seems to have gone away in our version of PowerPoint 2013.

    Please tell me that this is a problem just in our recent  PowerPoint 2013 and not actually a Microsoft decision to remove these capabilities from PowerPoint 2013. Although we noticed that the save as Web-pages had gone from the UI in PowerPoint 2010, we thought the object model was safe, why else should you use it?. We have in good faith made a lot of investment  in our solution which hopefully now not is let down by PowerPoint.

    Friday, March 8, 2013 11:51 AM


  • Hi Leidulf Alnes,

    Thank you for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    Saving as an HTML presentation is not supported in Office 2013.

    Hope it helps.

    Best regards,

    Quist Zhang [MSFT]
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    • Proposed as answer by Quist Zhang Monday, March 11, 2013 11:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Quist Zhang Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:52 AM
    Monday, March 11, 2013 11:13 AM