This article tells how to use the Pack and Go feature in
If you want to package your presentation and
then use it on another computer, use the Pack and Go Wizard. With the Pack and
Go Wizard, you can package all the required files and fonts into one file and
copy the file to a disk or network location. You can then unpackage the file
onto the destination computer or network and run the presentation. If you want
to run the presentation on a computer that does not have PowerPoint installed,
you can also include the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer in the packaged file.
How to Package Your Presentation
To package your presentation for use on another computer, follow
- Open the presentation that you want to package.
- On the File menu, click Pack and Go.
NOTE: By default, the Pack and Go feature is set to the "Installed on
First Use" installation state. If this is the first time that you run Pack and
Go, you will receive the following message:
This feature is not currently installed. Would you like to install it now?
Click Yes, and when you are prompted, insert the Microsoft Office CD into
the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
- Click Next.
- Specify the presentation that you want to package, and then
- Specify the location in which you want to package your
publication. You can package the presentation to a floppy disk or directly to
another computer on the network. Click Next.
NOTE: The Pack and Go Wizard splits large presentations across
multiple disks if you package your publication to the floppy disk (A:\) drive.
- Specify whether you want to include linked files or to
embed TrueType fonts, and then click Next.
NOTE: If you embed fonts, the fonts are available when you run the
presentation on a different computer. The wizard cannot include TrueType fonts
that have built-in copyright restrictions.
- Specify whether you want to include the PowerPoint Viewer,
and then click Next.
- Click Finish, and then click OK when you receive the message that the Pack and Go Wizard
successfully packaged your presentation.
How to Unpackage Your Presentation
To unpackage your presentation on another computer, follow these
- Insert the first floppy disk that contains the packaged
file in the floppy disk drive, or connect to the network or drive location in
which you packaged the presentation.
- Start Windows Explorer, and then locate the packaged
presentation. For example, if you packaged your presentation to a floppy disk,
- Double-click Pngsetup.exe.
- In the Pack and Go Setup dialog box,
specify the location in which you want to unpackage the packaged file, and then
NOTE: If the packaged presentation is contained on multiple floppy
disks, insert each disk when you are prompted, and then click OK.
- When you receive the following message, click Yes or No, depending on whether you want to run the slide show now or
The presentation was successfully installed in location.
Would you like to run slide show now?
After you unpackage the file, the folder in which you saved the
file contains your presentation. In PowerPoint 2002, the name of the unpackaged
presentation uses the same name as your original presentation. In PowerPoint
2000, the name of the unpackaged presentation is
is the first six letters of the
original name. For example, if you create a presentation named MySlideShow.ppt
in PowerPoint 2000 and then use the Pack and Go Wizard to package it to another
computer, the Pack and Go Wizard names the unpackaged presentation on the
destination computer MySlid~1.ppt.
If you change your presentation
after you package it, rerun the Pack and Go Wizard to repackage it.
You can package multiple presentations together.
For more information about about how to use the
Pack and Go Wizard in Microsoft PowerPoint, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help
on the Help
menu, type pack and go
in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search
to view the topic.
Article ID: 322107 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
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