Finding the Missing SharePoint 2013 Slide Library

The Slide Library is not listed as an "App" or displayed in the old Create.aspx page (_layouts/create.aspx). But… you can still get it with a direct URL. I would not depend on it being there forever as the Slide Library is officially not in 2013, but for now you can create one.

The direct URL to create the old Slide Library:

Update 11/9/12: I just tested the Office 365 (2013) Preview and it works there too!
Update 04/5/16: I just tested the Office 365 (current) and SP 2016 and it works there too!


Anonymous said...

Great Post, I have been looking for this.

Anonymous said...

me too - thank you

Anonymous said...

Great! Thank you very much!!!

John Moss said...

Do you know if there is any way to add this Slide Library template into a SharePoint-hosted app from within Visual Studio? I can get close by setting TemplateType="2100" and FeatureId="0be49fe9-9bc9-409d-abf9-702753bd878d" on a new ListInstance, but I can't seem to open it as a Slide Library from within PowerPoint.

JensDK said...

Super! Thanks :)

Christian said...

Nice, thanks a lot. I looked for it and didn't find it in 2013. Do you think it is also possible to get the Meeting spaces back the same way? I know that they will not be there in SP2015 any more, but for now it would be really nice...

Mike Smith said...


Probably. I know you can from PowerShell. If you are using SP 2013 on premise then you can create a 2010 site collection from Central Admin then create sites based on the old templates.


Mike Smith said...


Just checked... you can can create them from a 2010 site collection.

You make them available in 2013 with this: http://sharepointmws.codeplex.com/

Or from PowerShell:

New-SPWeb http://maxsp2013wfe/sites/demo3/meeting -Template "MPS#0" -Name "Meeting Test"

The template IDs are:
MPS#0 Basic Meeting Workspace
MPS#1 Blank Meeting Workspace
MPS#2 Decision Meeting Workspace
MPS#3 Social Meeting Workspace
MPS#4 Multipage Meeting Workspace


Anonymous said...

That was beautiful. You saved me a lot of headaches. Thank You!!

Gustavo Miranda said...

I'ts work, but several options are disabled. Do you have a solution?

I can't move a item for a subfolder, for example.


RS_1 said...

Has anyone had any success in actually publishing slides to these libraries?

I get an error message every time which states;

N out of N slides that were being published to URL failed. Try publishing again.

Mike Smith said...


Just did some testing on a range of versions:

PowerPoint 2010 -> SP 2010 (works)
PowerPoint 2010 -> SP 2013 (works)
PowerPoint 2010 -> SP 2016 (works)
PowerPoint 2010 -> Office 365 (works)

PowerPoint 2013 -> all of the above (same error as yours)

Inserting slides from SharePoint into PowerPoint worked from all versions of the above into both PPT 2010 and 2013.

I'm guessing that this is a bug in PPT 2013.

I don't have Office 2016 installed on this machine for testing...

If your SharePoint is on your intranet, take look at this discussion about mapping a drive, especially towards the end: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/1880713a-945a-4fce-a5a6-b5fef842f2b1/cant-publish-slides-from-powerpoint-2013-to-sharepoint-2010-slide-library?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious

Make sure you are using a 32 bit version of both Office and Internet Explorer.

Here are the publishing steps for PPT 2010: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-Slide-Libraries-to-share-and-reuse-PowerPoint-slides-C419E77F-8A94-4FC1-A7F0-F5E6CDD7E419#bm1


Note to spammers!

Spammers, don't waste your time... all posts are moderated. If your comment includes unrelated links, is advertising, or just pure spam, it will never be seen.