Presenting Slide Show

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

Slide show setup options

PowerPoint has various options for setting up and playing a slide show. For example, you can set up an unattended presentation that can be displayed at a kiosk and make your slide show repeat with continuous looping.

To access slide show setup options:

  1. Select the Slide Show tab.
  2. Click the Set Up Show command.
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  3. The Set Up Show dialog box will appear. Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn about the various options available for setting up and playing a slide show.



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    Show Slides

    Set which slides you would like to show. All is the default, but you can choose to show only certain slides or display any Custom shows you have created from your original presentation.

    Multiple Monitors

    Presenters often use a laptop and projector to display slide shows. If you have more than one monitor, you may choose which one to display the slide show on. If you want to view the show on both your computer (your view) and the projector (audience view), you can select Show Presenter view.

    Advance Slides

    If you have set timings in your slide show, they will automatically play. If you want to disable the timings and control the slides yourself, select Manually.

    Show Options

    Show options include:

    Looping continuously, which will repeat the slide show until you press the Esc key

    • Disabling narration and animation from playing during your show

    • Changing the default pen and laser pointer colors

    Show Type

    Choose Show type:

    Presented by a speaker: Show plays in full screen and is controlled by the speaker

    Browsed by an individual: Show is displayed in a window

    Browsed at a kiosk: Show plays in full screen but is self running, offering no control to the individual viewing it

  4. Click OK to apply the settings to the slide show.