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Using JMP > Save and Share Your Data > Save Reports as PDF Files > Save Reports as PowerPoint Presentations
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Save Reports as PowerPoint Presentations

Create a presentation by saving JMP results as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (.pptx). Rearrange JMP content and edit text in PowerPoint after saving as a .pptx file. Sections of a JMP report are imported into PowerPoint differently. Report headings are imported as editable text boxes, and graphs are imported as images. Certain graphical elements, such as legends, can be imported as separate images. Images resize once opened in PowerPoint to fit the slide. Typically, each outline in the JMP report appears on separate PowerPoint slides. If an outline in the report is closed when saving as a .pptx file, it is excluded from the PowerPoint. Larger content can spread across multiple PowerPoint slides. Delete unwanted content from the PowerPoint file.

Note: On Windows, PowerPoint 2007 is the minimum version required to open .pptx files created in JMP. On macOS, at least PowerPoint 2011 is required.

1. In JMP, create the report.

2. Select File > Export > Microsoft PowerPoint and click Next.

3. Select a graphic file format.

On Windows, EMF is the default format. On macOS, PDF is the default format.

4. (Optional) To avoid opening the file in the default presentation program after saving, deselect Open the file after saving.

5. Name and save the file (or export on macOS).


The native EMF graphics produced on Windows are not supported on macOS. The native PDF graphics produced on macOS are not supported on Windows. For cross-platform compatibility, change the default graphics file format by selecting File > Preferences > Third Party Data (Windows) or JMP > Preferences > Third Party Data (macOS). Then, change the Image Format for PowerPoint to either PNG or JPEG.

It is sometimes necessary to auto-resize column widths using PowerPoint. PowerPoint often sizes objects differently from JMP, which can lead to abnormally sized table columns.

Drag the column separators in PowerPoint to adjust column widths for a nicer layout. You can also double-click a column border to decrease the amount of white space in the column.

A default PowerPoint template is installed in the JMP directory’s pptx folder. You can save a copy of this PowerPoint template and replace the default template with your own if you want to always use an alternate template when exporting. For example, you might want to create a German PowerPoint template that has German default fonts. See Custom PowerPoint Templates.

Custom PowerPoint Templates

PowerPoint presentations use the default JMP template. You can use a custom template by overwriting the default template file. To do this, open JMPExportTemplate.pptx located in one of the following locations:

C:/Program Files/SAS/JMP/16/pptx/

C:/Program Files/SAS/JMPPro/16/pptx/

Then, choose your own PowerPoint template, and select File > Save. The next time you save JMP content as a PowerPoint, it opens with your custom template. Alternatively, create your custom template in PowerPoint first, and save it as JMPExportTemplate.pptx.


The custom PowerPoint template on macOS cannot be edited.

To use the JMP default template later, make a duplicate copy on your machine before overwriting the file.

Also, you can use a custom template with a JSL script. For more information, see db<<Save Presentation(<path>, <Template(path)>, <Insert("Begin"|"End"|n)|Replace("Begin"|"End"|n)|Append>, <Outline Titles(title location)>, <format>) in the JSL Syntax Reference.

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