How to Close a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

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In Brief...

We'll show you the two most common ways to close a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Click the white "X" in the upper right corner.
    White X

  2. From the FILE menu, select Close. (In Word 2007, select the Microsoft Office button Microsoft Office Button and then click Close.) Click Close

  3. When you close your presentation, you will be prompted to save if you have made any changes since the last time you saved.

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.