Use Presenter view

Deliver your presentation

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Get a feel for what Presenter view will look like when it comes time to delivering your presentation to an audience.

Give the presentation

Notice that you won't see animations or transitions in the Presenter view, but don't worry, they'll look fine on the audience's screen.

  • If you want to go back, press the back arrow or the Backspace key.

  • If you want to jump to a slide, click the See all slides button and click a thumbnail.

  • If you know the slide number, you can type it and press Enter.

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View your speaker notes as you deliver your slide show

Draw on or highlight slides during a presentation

Turn your mouse into a laser pointer

Add speaker notes to each slide in a presentation

The audience is settled in and you are ready to begin the presentation.

The current slide shows on the big monitor and over here, you can see what is coming up.

When you are ready, advance to the next slide or animation, and begin your talk.

You can click either monitor, click the forward arrow, or press the Spacebar.

This slide starts with a title.

The preview monitor shows that the next time we advance the slides, the first bullet will animate on, then the second bullet, and so on.

Notice that you won't see animations or transitions in the Presenter view, but don't worry, they'll look fine on the audience's screen.

If you want to go back, press the back arrow or the Backspace key.

If you want to jump to a slide, click the See All slides button and click a thumbnail.

If you know the slide number, you can type it and press Enter.

And if you want to run a Custom show that you created in PowerPoint, click the Options button, and then, select a show.

Your notes are over here.

To change the size of the text, click these buttons.

Use the mouse to scroll the text, or press Ctrl and the down or up arrow.

Underneath the big monitor, you have your tools and options.

Click the Pen to select a Laser Pointer, Pen or Highlighter.

You can also change pen colors and Erase All Ink on Slide.

Click this button to select an area on the slide to zoom in to.

Click it again to zoom to normal size.

Finally, this button blacks out the screen.

You can do that if you need to focus the audience's attention away from the screen.

Up here, you have a timer that starts when you begin the slide show.

You can Pause it or reset it. And over here, there's a clock.

So, these are the controls that you are most likely to use during a show.

Way up here, kind of out of the way, you have some other options that you'll use less often.

Click here to show your taskbar, if you want to switch to a different program.

Click here to end the slide show at any time. You can also press Esc.

There is one last thing. Go to the Options button and click Help to see all the keyboard shortcuts available in the Presenter view.

So that is the Presenter view. Press ALT+F5 any time to give it a try.

For more information about using PowerPoint during a presentation, check out the links in the course summary.

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