Keynotes can be uploaded to SlideShare


Publication of presentations, documents and videos on the Internet
SlideShare is a Web 2.0 application that can be used to publish presentations, documents and videos on the World Wide Web. To use it, you need to log in / register with SlideShare, which creates a corresponding user account.

Files to be published can be uploaded and converted into a format that can be viewed in a web browser. This target format has long been a SWF file. Recently, however, SlideShare has been using HTML5 to display the file content, so that a Flash Player plug-in is no longer required. A special player, the so-called SlideShelf (a widget), takes over the display of the content.

After the upload, the files are publicly visible in their own SlideShare channel ( From this point on, they are usually called slideshares or slides. In addition to being published in the SlideShare channel, created slides can also be integrated into a website, a wiki or a blog post.
Basic variant:
  • For every presentation created on Slideshare, the embed code can be generated in four different output sizes; this can be used to embed a slide share in a blog or website.
  • A presentation or a document can be up to 100 MB in size.
  • Any number of presentations and documents can be set.
  • Uploaded / published presentations and documents can be deleted at any time.
  • By holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) / cmd key (Mac), several files can be marked for upload and then uploaded at once.
  • YouTube videos can be integrated into your own presentations.
  • German, English or French can be set as the languages ​​for the menu navigation.
  • Each slide share created can be announced or integrated into Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter or in your own WordPress blog via hyperlinks provided. Because you can connect to Facebook or LinkedIn, you can also log into SlideShare with your Facebook or LinkedIn account.
  • For each Slideshare you can set whether all rights are reserved (default setting) or whether distribution is permitted under certain CreativeCommons licenses.
  • MP3 audio files can be added to Slideshares. This creates a so-called slidecast.
  • Uploaded files can be downloaded again in their original format.
Basic variant:
  • All presentations and documents are always publicly accessible in the own SlideShare channel.
  • If you make a mistake when entering your login password, you have to wait a minute before trying to log in again. If an incorrect user name is entered, however, a new attempt can be made immediately.
  • Advertisements are integrated into their own SlideShare channel.
SlideShare Channel by: Embedded Slideshares:
The menu navigation is clearly laid out and self-explanatory. The first attempt to create a slide share from a presentation / document is usually successful.
If a slideshare is to be integrated into a website or blog post via embed code, knowledge of HTML is helpful.
Each PRO membership variant includes
as so-called "Upload +" features:
  • Presentations and documents can be set non-public, i.e. private, in order to only share them with work colleagues and friends, for example.
  • Video files can be uploaded.
  • Each file can be at least 300 MB, depending on the PRO version, even larger.
Also with a PRO membership:
  • Advertisements in the own SlideShare channel will be removed.
  • The user is provided with analytical tools that can be used, for example, to understand how visitors got to a particular slide share.
  • Forms for lead generation can be created.
  • Video conferences, so-called zipcasts, should be possible without prior software installation.


  • presentations
    - pdf, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, pot, potx (PowerPoint)
    - odp (OpenOffice)
    - key, zip (Apple Keynote)
  • Documents
    - pdf, doc, docx, rtf (Microsoft Office)
    - odt, ods (OpenOffice)
    - Apple iWork Pages
  • Videos
    - mp4, m4v, wmv, mpeg, avi, mov, mpg, mkv, ogg, asf, vob, 3gp, rm, rmvb, flv


  • Windows
  • macintosh
  • Unix / Linux

Tested version

Basic version of the web application, November 2012



After logging in to SlideShare for the first time, you are initially a so-called Free or Basic member. A PRO membership can be purchased against monthly payment - this exists in the three variants "Silver", "Gold" and "Platinum". A PRO membership includes additional upload permissions and interaction options. For example, videos can be uploaded in every PRO variant.

Membership variants (status: 11/2012):
  • Basic, free
  • Silver
  • gold
  • Platinum
For non-profit organizations and educational institutions there are reduced annual prices for the PRO variants (as of: 11/2012):
    • Silver, $ 114 / year
    • Gold, $ 294 / year
    • Platinum, $ 1494 / year