Presenting Slide Show

Presenting in PowerPoint can be daunting. Use these PowerPoint presentation tips for a successful, engaging, professional experience.

Presenting a slide show

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To present your slide show, you'll need to know how to start it. PowerPoint allows you to start your slide show from the first slide or from any slide within the slide show. Once your slide show has started, you'll need to know how to advance through the slides.

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To start a slide show:

  1. Select the Slide Show tab.
  2. Click the From Beginning command in the Start Slide Show group to start the slide show with the first slide.
Starting Slide Show Starting Slide Show

You can also start the slide show from the slide you prefer by selecting the slide and clicking on From Current Slide from the Start Slide Show group. This option is convenient if you only want to view or present certain slides.

Another option for starting the slide show is to select Slide Show view at the bottom of the window.

Starting Slide Show view optionStarting Slide Show view option

To advance and reverse slides:

  1. Hover your mouse over the bottom-left of the screen. A menu will appear.
  2. Click the right arrow to advance slides and the left arrow to reverse slides.
Advance or reverse slides menu optionsAdvance or reverse slides

You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to advance and reverse slides.

To stop or end a slide show:

To end a slide show, hover and select the menu box options command and click End Show. You can also press the Esc key at the top left of your keyboard to end the show.

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