Edit Presentation


To edit a presentation in Zoho Show. Users can upload an existing presentation from either their local drive or a publicly accessible Web URL and edit it online in Zoho Show.  

HTTP Request URL


Request Parameters

Mandatory Parameter
apikey423s*****Uniquely identifies the web application in which the Show editor is integrated.




Method of providing the input file depending on its location.

document - if the input file is from your local drive or desktop.

url - if the input file is from a publicly accessible Web URL.

 "save_url":<Your Save URL>,
 "http_method_type": "post",
 "retries": <Integer>,
 "timeout": <Integer>,
 "save_url_params": {

"save_url_headers": {
                <header_key1>: <value1>,
                <header_key2>: <value2>,

Using this param, you will be able to specify the following;

save_format -> Specify the output format in which the edited presentation needs to be saved.

save_url -> Provide your server location to which the latest content needs to be pushed back when the 'Save' is performed.

The below key values are optional;

http_method_type -> Specify the http method in which the save request has to be triggered.

retries -> Specify the number of retries required when the 'Save' fails.

timeout -> Specify the timeout for the given saveurl.

save_url_params -> To customize the output parameters in which the document details will be pushed from our end.

save_url_headers -> Specify the header key values that needs to be pushed back as request headers when the save is triggered.

Optional Parameters - Editor Customization
Set Editor preferences like interface language for new presentations.
Define presentation permissions for user. Option to allow or revoke presentation "Export", "Print" and "Edit" access.
Set a unique id and specify display name of the new presentation.
Identify a user in the presentation with "user_id" and "display_name".
passwordStringSpecify the password for the input file when importing a password-protected document using this parameter.


Editor customization parameters and their values are case-sensitive.

Editor Customization Parameters


ParameterTypePossible ValuesDefault Value
languagestringen / de / es / fr / ja / nl more... en


ParameterTypePossible ValuesDefault Value
document.export   booleantrue / falsetrue
document.printbooleantrue / falsetrue
document.editbooleantrue / falsefalse


ParameterTypePossible ValuesDefault Value
Mandatory Keys
save_formatstringzslides / pptx / pps / ppsx / odp / sxi and more ...zslides
save_urlstringURL - Maximum length -> 65535URL
Optional Keys
  • Maximum key count - 10
  • Allowed characters for <additional_user_key> - Alphabets, Numbers, Hyphen, Underscore and Dot. Maximum Length - 100 characters
  • Maximum length of <value> - 2500 characters
  • Maximum key count - 10
  • Allowed characters for <additional_header_key> - Alphabets, Numbers, Hyphen, Underscore and Dot. Maximum Length - 100 characters
  • Maximum length of <value> - 500 characters
http_method_typestringpost / putpost
retriesinteger0 to 30
timeoutinteger1 to 120000 milliseconds120000


ParameterTypePossible ValuesDefault Value
document_idstringAlphabets, Numbers, Hyphen, Underscore and DotExample: abc-3


ParameterTypePossible ValuesDefault Value


Edit Presentation - Error Codes

3832Error occurred. Parameter value is either incorrect or invalid.
3890Invalid API key
3908Invalid JSON.

For a full list of error handling cases in Edit Presentation, refer here.

save_url usage:

Zoho Office Integrator allows partners and businesses to save the presentation content back to their specified storage server through "save_url" method.

A save_url is a publicly accessible Webhook or a Web URL to which Zoho will push the updated presentation content from Show editor to the partner's server.

In order to use the save_url method, partners should fulfill the below requirements:

  1. Partner's remote servers need to expose one of their ports - port 443 (HTTPS) or port 80 (HTTP) - from their location, for Zoho Show to push the data back.
  2. The save_url value specified in the HTTPS/HTTP POST request should be a proper domain name and publicly accessible over the web. Example: https://zykler.com/save.php

save_url_params usage:

By default, when the 'Save' is performed, we will be pushing back the information with the following key names:

Key NameTypeDescription
contentFileFile content will be pushed back in the form of bytes.
filenameStringPresentation name
formatStringSpecifies the format in which the presentation has been exported. 

If you wish to customize the above key names that you need to send back during save call, you can make use of the 'save_url_params' key inside 'callback_settings' parameter.

Once the 'save_url_params' key is configured, only the key values defined inside will be pushed back to your server. The default key names (like filename and format) will not be included. To include them, you need to define your own keys for format, filename and session_id by using the system variable $format$filename and $session_id respectively.

If the 'save_url_params' is passed as an empty JSON or the system variable $content is not configured, the file bytes will be pushed back with the multipart name 'content' by default.


"save_url_params": {
      <custom_content_key>: $content,
      <custom_format_key>: $format,
      <custom_filename_key>: $filename,
      <custom_sessionId_key>: $session_id,
      <additional_user_key>: <value>,
      <additional_user_key>: <value>,
      <additional_user_key>: <value>


"save_url_params": {
      file: $content,
      extension: $format,
      presentation_name: $filename,
      session_id: $session_id,
      <additional_user_key>: <value>,
      <additional_user_key>: <value>

In the above example, the file bytes will be pushed back in the multipart name 'file', file format in the key name 'extension', presentation filename in the key name 'presentation_name' and the file session id in the key name 'session_id'

Sample Request

Copiedcurl -X POST \
  https://api.office-integrator.com/show/officeapi/v1/presentation \
  -H 'content-type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----WebKitFormBoundary7MA4YWxkTrZu0gW' \
  -F apikey=423s***** \
  -F 'editor_settings={'\''language'\'':'\''en'\''}' \
  -F 'permissions={'\''document.export'\'':true,'\''document.print'\'':true,'\''document.edit'\'':true}' \
  -F 'callback_settings={'\''save_format'\'':'\''zslides'\'','\''save_url'\'':'\''https://domain.com/save.php/'\''}' \
  -F 'document_info={'\''document_name'\'':'\''New'\'', '\''document_id'\'':1349}' \
  -F 'user_info={'\''user_id'\'':'\''9173'\'','\''display_name'\'':'\''Ken'\''}' \
  -F password=a1b2c3****

Sample Response

"document_url": "https://api.office-integrator.com/show/officeapi/presentation/d26aa7b8029bf4f8d34c7dd0013939234a6e15dac88646f02a69582375b8da130efffac249d086aae4667dcbcfb7ac1d/open",
"document_id": "1349", 
"save_url": "https://api.office-integrator.com/show/officeapi/presentation/d26aa7b8029bf4f8d34c7dd0013939234a6e15dac88646f02a69582375b8da130efffac249d086aae4667dcbcfb7ac1d/save", 
"session_id": "d26aa7b8029bf4f8d34c7dd0013939234a6e15dac88646f02a69582375b8da130efffac249d086aae4667dcbcfb7ac1d", 
"session_delete_url": "https://api.office-integrator.com/show/officeapi/v1/session/d26aa7b8029bf4f8d34c7dd0013939234a6e15dac88646f02a69582375b8da130efffac249d086aae4667dcbcfb7ac1d", 
"document_delete_url": "https://api.office-integrator.com/show/officeapi/v1/presentation/1349",