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How to export your Paste decks
How to export your Paste decks
Written by Mehmet Yaman
Updated over a week ago


As Paste is being discontinued, it is crucial to understand the export feature to save and share decks as PowerPoint or PDF files. Exporting decks from Paste allows you to retain your presentations and transition smoothly to alternative platforms.

Exporting Decks from the Web Version

Exporting decks from the web version of Paste is a simple and convenient way to save a copy of your presentation. Here's how you can export your deck in Paste:

  1. Accessing the Deck View:

    • Open the desired deck within Paste.

    • Click on the settings (…) icon located in the top right corner of the screen.

  2. Choosing the Export Format:

    • After clicking the settings icon, a drop-down menu will appear.

    • Select either "Export PowerPoint" or "Export PDF" based on your preferred format.

  3. Downloading the Exported File:

    • Once you've chosen the desired format, Paste will generate the PowerPoint or PDF file.

    • The file will be downloaded to your desktop or the default download location set in your browser.

  4. Recommended Browser:

    • For a smooth exporting experience, it is advisable to use Google Chrome as your browser of choice. Although other browsers may work, Google Chrome is recommended, especially for larger decks that might take longer to export.

In a minimized browser view, Paste will only load your latest decks. To be able to scroll through all of your decks make sure to maximize your browsers window!

Troubleshooting Export Issues

It's possible that the export feature may not work as smoothly as expected. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

Large Files, External Links, and Videos:

  • Exporting decks that contain large files, numerous external links, or large videos may slow down or cause issues during the export process.

  • To mitigate such issues, it is recommended to remove or replace these elements from the deck before exporting.

If you have removed any large files, external links, and videos but are still unable to export your deck, you can try manually exporting it. Here is how you can do that:

  • Access your Deck Overview.

  • Copy the link of the deck you'd like to save and paste it into your browser.

  • Replace everything from "?view=" with "/print?width=1121&height=793" in the URL.

  • Change the values for width and height to better fit your deck's content. If your content appears cut off or too small in the PDF, consider increasing the values. Experiment with different width and height values until you achieve the desired result.

  • Hit Enter to load the modified URL.

  • Utilize Chrome's native Print function (Ctrl/Cmd + P or choose Print from the File menu).

  • Set the Destination to "Save as PDF."

  • Configure the Layout to "Landscape" for optimal viewing.

  • Expand the More settings section and set the Paper size to "Letter" with Margins set to "None."

  • Check "Background graphics" and uncheck "Header and Footer."

  • Click "Save" to save the deck as a PDF file.

Screenshotting your slides

If, for any reason, the above options don't work for you or you encounter any issues, there's an alternative approach you can consider. You can screenshot the slides of your deck individually. While this might be a bit more time-consuming, it's a reliable method to ensure you have a visual copy of each slide.

For Mac users:

  1. Navigate to the slide you want to capture.

  2. Press Command + Shift + 4.

  3. Drag to select the area of the slide you wish to capture.

  4. Release the mouse or trackpad button to take the screenshot. It will be saved to your desktop by default.

For Windows users:

  1. Navigate to the slide you want to capture.

  2. Press PrtScn to capture the entire screen, or Alt + PrtScn to capture only the active window.

  3. Open a program like Paint or Word, then paste (Ctrl + V) the screenshot.

  4. Save the file to your desired location.

Please repeat the steps for each slide in your deck.


By following the steps outlined in this article, you can export your decks as PowerPoint or PDF files from the web version of Paste. Remember to address any potential export issues and make necessary adjustments, such as removing large files, external links, or videos, to ensure a smooth exporting process. As Paste discontinues its services, preserving your decks through export becomes essential for a seamless transition to alternative platforms.

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