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How to Make a JPG Graphic and More from a PowerPoint Map

In this video, I’m going to show you how you can take your PowerPoint presentation map and export it and turn it into a graphic jpg.

PowerPoint isn’t a full-on drawing program, but it has a lot of great features that you can use to build a quick graphic for a presentation or website. Our maps are easy to customize for your sales, marketing or educational presentations or projects. Every object in one of our maps is an independent individual object that can be customized. The techniques shown here also work with Google Slides and Apple Keynote.

Creating a JPG Graphic

  • For this lesson we will use the basic USA map. Previously we built a regional map in the Sales Territory Video, Click Here to see how.

Customize Your Map

  • Click on a state or county or country with your pointer, and you’ll see the eight handles appear, it is now ready for customizing.
  • Add colors or fills to your map from the Shape Fill option in the Ribbon at the top of the slide. Add text. Whatever you need to do.
  • Most of the customizing options will be at the top or the upper right of your slide.

Exporting Your Graphic as a JPEG

  • To create your graphic look in the File pull down menu > look for Export Menu or the Save As menu for different file formats. These are usually located in the File pull down Menu. Generally, we are looking for JPG or JPEG, but there are other formats also.
  • Select jpeg, you should notice the file extension changes to jpeg.
  • Navigate to a folder or your desktop and save your file.
  • Sometimes you can also change the size of the graphic. Pixels are a unit of measure. Depending on how you are using your graphic will determine the size. Print graphics need a high resolution, bigger file and web graphics need lower resolution, smaller graphics.
  • In PowerPoint you can select just the slide you are working on, or all the slides.
  • Pick a name, select Export and that’s it. It’s done.Now you can take the map and use it however you want in any other application that might need a graphic file.
Our maps work with all versions of PowerPoint. Some of the tools may be in different locations depending on which version of PowerPoint you have. But generally your customizing tools will be located in the Ribbon area at the top of the slide or in the upper right hand corner. Most of these instructions will also apply to Google Slides and Apple Keynote. 
PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Google Slides and Apple Keynote are trademarks of Google and Apple respectively.