How to Save Powerpoint As a 300 DPI TIFF

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How to Save Powerpoint As a 300 DPI TIFF
PowerPoint images can be saved at 300 dpi as TIFF files. (pie chart 1 image by jovica antoski from

The default setting for PowerPoint 2003 through 2010 is 96 dpi. However, with a simple registry change this setting can be raised to 300 dpi. Files in PowerPoint can be saved as GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or other file extensions. However, inaccurate changes in the registry can cause programs not to work properly, or possibly prevent Windows from booting correctly. Backing up the registry before you begin is an important step.

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    Back up the registry. Click the "Start" button, select "Control Panel," click "System and Maintenance," and then select the "System" link. Select the "System protection" link in the left-hand panel. The System Properties box will open. Click the "System Protection" tab. Click the "Create..." button. The System Protection box will open. Select a description for the restore point, and click the "Create" button. A dialogue box will appear, telling you when the restore point has been created.

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    Close all programs.

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    Click the "Start" button. Windows XP users select "Run," and type "regedit" in the Open box, then click the "OK" button. Vista and Windows 7 users type "regedit" in the Start Search dialogue box, and press the "Enter" key. The Registry Editor will open.

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    Expand the registry in the left-hand pane as follows: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options

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    Right-click the Options key and select "New," and then "DWORD (32 Bit) Value"

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    Type "ExportBitmapResolution"and press the "Enter" key. Right-click the "ExportBitmapResolution" key you just created, and select the "Modify..." option from the drop down menu. Type the value "300," without quotes into the Value data box. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and click the "OK" button. Close the Registry Editor.

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    Open PowerPoint and navigate to the slide you want to save.

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    Click "File," and then "Save As." Click the "Save as Type" down arrow. Select the "TIFF Tag Image File Format (*.tif)" option. Select the file name and location for the file to be saved.

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    Click the "Save" button.

Tips and warnings

  • This will also work in PowerPoint 2010.
  • This does not work for users that have Office 2007 Service Pack 1 installed.

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