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Design Amazing Slides Easily with Canva’s Free Alternative to PowerPoint

Easy to create and customize

Thousands of free templates and layouts

Millions of photos, icons and illustrations

Easily download or share

Creating impressive slides is now amazingly simple with Canva’s online drag and drop presentation(opens in a new tab or window) maker.

Goodbye, PowerPoint; hello amazing slides!

As a speaker or presenter, your slides can make you or break you. Think of all the presentations you’ve had to sit through where the speaker used unreadable or boring slides with the same, tired design over and over. We’ve got a term for that: death by PowerPoint. Microsoft’s presentation software has long been a standard but if you want to make an impact on your audience, you’ve got to break the mold.

Canva’s presentation maker not only looks good, it feels good to use. It’s completely online so there’s no need to download any bloated software. Best of all, it’s completely free. Designing is an absolute breeze thanks to its drag-and-drop features and ready-made professional quality templates. Everything you need to become a visual communicator is at your fingertips—an epic image library, beautiful graphs, and a one-click presentation mode.

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Find customizable templates to suit your industry or theme

Financial reports, sales presentations, and pitch decks should all have different looks and feel. Presentations for church events, school lectures, and keynote slides for conferences are again vastly different. So instead of using a generic PowerPoint template, browse through Canva’s stunning collection of presentation layouts to match your industry and theme.

Created by our team of professional designers, your slides are sure to look amazing whether you need them to present a business proposal(opens in a new tab or window), marketing plan, event proposal(opens in a new tab or window) or a new architectural project. Just pick the design that best fits your need and use it as your springboard to start designing.

Rich visual elements library all in one place

As a presenter, you know the importance of including visuals to grab your audience’s attention and underscore a point you’re trying to make. Through Canva, you can convert PDF to PNG(opens in a new tab or window), and have access to an incredible media library with over a million professional-quality stock photos(opens in a new tab or window), images, and illustrations you can simply drop and drag where you need them. Each image is carefully curated and reviewed so they’re sure to look amazing on screen or even on print.

Say goodbye to clip art and having to scour Google images! Canva’s alternative presentation maker has an intuitive graphs and charts tool to help you turn your numbers into awesome pieces of data visualization. Open the charts folder and start creating your own bar, line, pie, doughnut charts, or pictograms(opens in a new tab or window). You can also create circuit diagrams(opens in a new tab or window), organizational charts(opens in a new tab or window), and even mind maps.

Nothing to download or install

Canva is a completely web-based design platform so you won’t need to download or install any software to get started. And, since your designs are saved on the cloud, you can access them anytime from any laptop or desktop. Say goodbye to looking for Microsoft Office everywhere you go! If you want to bring your designs with you on the road, Canva is also available on iOS and Android mobile devices. Just head over to the App Store to get Canva for iPhone and iPad or to Google Play to get Canva for Android for free and start designing on the go.

Publish and share your slides anywhere

After completing your designs, it’s a simple matter of clicking the presentation mode button and you can go from designer to presenter in a snap. You can even post your new presentation online by clicking the share button and posting it on social media, sending it via email, or embedding it into your blog or website.

Plus, you can easily download and convert your presentation as PNG(opens in a new tab or window), JPEG(opens in a new tab or window), PDF(opens in a new tab or window), or PDF files. Or, you can also convert your slides as PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations.

The best feature-rich PowerPoint alternative

Amp up your presentations with the ability to pre-record slideshows and pitch decks with Canva’s presentation maker. Create talking presentations and make sure that you land every talking point for asynchronous meetings or onboarding presentations.

Delight your audience while presenting with Magic Shortcuts. Press the D key for a drumroll or C to cue in the confetti. With Canva Live, you can get real-time feedback, poll your audience, answer viewer questions, and receive emoji reactions.


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@canva is simply outstanding as a tool to create designs. Using Canva is such a seamless experience that once you sit down to design, you don't feel like getting up. It's addictive and useful. Keep going Canva.


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