Fix PowerPoint Error when Saving as PDF

Microsoft Office PowerPoint application is the sole source for creating attractive and creative presentation files on Windows system. Most of the users consume more time and efforts to make a PowerPoint file using many objects like clip arts, sounds, animations, hyperlinks, charts and many more. But, these PPT files may display errors in various situations and users cannot open presentation file after that. Some of the user may get error while saving PPT file as PDF file format.

What is the purpose of saving PPT to PDF file format?

One can convert PowerPoint file to PDF file format by using add-in programs separately by downloading from internet. Let look into purposes of saving presentation files as PDF files are:

  • First purpose: To print the PowerPoint files irrespective of the version of the Microsoft Office PowerPoint application installed in the printing computer
  • Second purpose: To email the PPT files for review, without considering whether the host system support particular font styles, background themes, clip arts and other entities or not

Converted PDF file do not allow you to access animations, sounds or transitions and that file don’t have permissions to edit directly, you have to make use of special application to do so. In some scenarios while saving PPT file as PDF file, you may get error message like “An error occurred while PowerPoint was saving the file” on Windows system.

What are reasons behind errors while saving PowerPoint files to PDF file?

  • Failure in installation of add-in program or third party application that are used to save PPT file as PDF file
  • You may not updated Windows Office Service Packs
  • There are some logical conflicts in saving images, sounds, animations and other entities of PowerPoint file while saving it as a PDF file format

What is the appropriate solution for fixing PPT file errors?

First try to update the Windows Office Service Pack or try to reinstall the add-in program to resolve this issue. In case your PowerPoint file gets corrupt due to error while saving it as a PDF file format, then try to use one of the most renowned PowerPoint file repair application i.e Yodot PPT Repair to fix the PPT file on your Windows PC.

Yodot PPT Repair software carefully fixes all irregularities and error in PPT files and makes those PowerPoint Presentations accessible again. The software is designed with advanced algorithms and simple interface, therefore one can renovate corrupt PowerPoint PPT, PPTX and PPS files without any difficulties. It can fix PowerPoint file created on various editions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint applications including PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2005, PowerPoint 2003, PowerPoint 2002, and PowerPoint 2000 on Windows system. This application supports to work on different versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

Steps to repair PowerPoint file showing error when saving it as PDF file:

  • Download and install Yodot PPT Repair utility on Windows OS based system
  • Next launch the software by following given instructions
  • After that select the corrupt PowerPoint file that you want to repair by using “Browse” button and click on “Next”
  • Now the repairing process starts and you can observe the process on status bar given
  • After finishing the repair process, you will be able to see fixed PowerPoint presentation
  • Finally, select your desired destination location to save your PPT file on Windows system using “Save” option


  • Try to use appropriate application to convert PowerPoint files as PDF file format
  • Before saving PPT file as PDF format try to read user guide provided in Microsoft Office PowerPoint application