Run a presentation in an unattended loop in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

You can set up a presentation to run unattended in a booth or kiosk at a trade show or convention by setting options in the Set Up Show box.

Note: You cannot save a presentation as a video or movie in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. If this is a feature you use a lot, please leave us your feedback at the PowerPoint for Mac User Voice Forum. This will help us prioritize new features in future updates.

Set up a self-running presentation

To set up a PowerPoint presentation to run automatically, do the following:

  1. On the Slide Show tab, click Set Up Slide Show.

  2. Under Show type, pick one of the following:

    • To present your slide show in a window, where control over advancing the slides is available to the people watching, select Browsed by an individual (window).

    • To loop your slide show until the people watching press Esc, select Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).

      Note: Selecting this option automatically selects the Loop continuously until 'Esc" check box and causes your slide show to run in a loop.

    Show type options

Set up slide transitions

If you want a slide show to run automatically at a kiosk, you can control when and how the slides advance. To do this, you can apply the same transition to all slides in the presentation and set the transition to automatically advance after a certain time interval.

  1. On the Transitions tab, click the transition that you want.

    Options on the Transitions tab

    To see more transitions, point to a transition, and then click More Down Arrow .

  2. Do the following on the Transitions tab:

    • To set the amount of time that each slide is displayed, select After and enter the number of seconds you want.

    • To set the duration of each transition between slides, enter the amount of time in the Duration box.

    • Click Apply to All.

    Slide transition settings

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