Set Up Slide Show

Use this dialog box to determine how your slide show plays in PowerPoint.

If you want to set up a presentation that runs unattended, switch to the article Create a self-running presentation.

Show type

Use the options in the Show type section to specify how you want to show your presentation to your audience.

  • To deliver your presentation before a live audience, click Presented by a speaker (full screen).

  • To enable your audience to view your presentation from a hard drive or CD on a computer, or on the Internet, click Browsed by an individual (window).

    To allow your audience to scroll through your self-running presentation from an unattended computer, select the Show scrollbar check box.

  • To deliver a self-running presentation that runs at a kiosk, click Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).

Show slides

Use the options in the Show slides section to specify which slides are available in a presentation or to create a custom show.

  • To show all slides in your presentation, click All.

  • To show a specific group of slides from your presentation, enter the first slide number that you want to show in the From box, and enter the last slide number that you want to show in the To box.

  • To start a custom slide presentation that derives from another PowerPoint presentation, click Custom show, and then click the presentation that you want to view as a custom show.

    For more information about starting a presentation from within PowerPoint, see Create and present a custom show.

Show options

Use the options in the Show options section to specify how you want sound files, narrations, or animations to run in your presentation.

  • To play a sound file or animation continuously, select the Loop continuously until 'Esc' check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded narration, select the Show without narration check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded animation, select the Show without animation check box.

  • By default, PowerPoint speeds up the drawing of graphics in your presentation. But sometimes this feature causes display problems on older computers. To turn off this feature, choose Disable hardware graphics acceleration.

  • When you deliver your presentation before a live audience, you can write on your slides. To specify an ink color, in the Pen color list, select an ink color.

    The Pen color list is available only if Presented by a speaker (full screen) (in the Show type section) is selected.

  • Choose a Laser pointer color from the drop-down list. While presenting, you Press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click and drag the left mouse button to point to the contents on the slide that you want to draw attention to with the pointer. See the article Turn your mouse into a laser pointer for more information.

Advance slides

Use the options in the Advance slides section to specify how to move from one slide to another.

  • To advance to each slide manually during your presentation, click Manually.

  • To use slide timings to advance to each slide automatically during your presentation, click Using timings, if present.

    Tip:   You can use slide timings to set a pace for your self-running presentation.

Multiple monitors

When you have multiple monitors, using Presenter View is a convenient way for a speaker to privately see her notes and a preview of the next slide—while the audience only sees the current slide on the main monitor.

For more information about using multiple monitors in Presenter view, see View your speaker notes privately while delivering a presentation on multiple monitors.

Show type

Use the options in the Show type section to specify how you want to show your presentation to your audience.

  • To deliver your presentation before a live audience, click Presented by a speaker (full screen).

  • To enable your audience to view your presentation from a hard drive or CD on a computer, or on the Internet, click Browsed by an individual (window).

    To allow your audience to scroll through your self-running presentation from an unattended computer, select the Show scrollbar check box.

  • To deliver a self-running presentation that runs at a kiosk, click Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).

Show slides

Use the options in the Show slides section to specify which slides are available in a presentation or to create a custom show.

  • To show all slides in your presentation, click All.

  • To show a specific group of slides from your presentation, enter the first slide number that you want to show in the From box, and enter the last slide number that you want to show in the To box.

  • To start a custom slide presentation that derives from another PowerPoint presentation, click Custom show, and then click the presentation that you want to view as a custom show.

    For more information about starting a presentation from within PowerPoint, see Create and present a custom show.

Show options

Use the options in the Show options section to specify how you want sound files, narrations, or animations to run in your presentation.

  • To play a sound file or animation continuously, select the Loop continuously until 'Esc' check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded narration, select the Show without narration check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded animation, select the Show without animation check box.

  • By default, PowerPoint speeds up the drawing of graphics in your presentation. But sometimes this feature causes display problems on older computers. To turn off this feature, choose Disable hardware graphics acceleration.

  • When you deliver your presentation before a live audience, you can write on your slides. To specify an ink color, in the Pen color list, select an ink color.

    The Pen color list is available only if Presented by a speaker (full screen) (in the Show type section) is selected.

  • Choose a Laser pointer color from the drop-down list. While presenting, you Press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click and drag the left mouse button to point to the contents on the slide that you want to draw attention to with the pointer. See the article Turn your mouse into a laser pointer for more information.

Advance slides

Use the options in the Advance slides section to specify how to move from one slide to another.

  • To advance to each slide manually during your presentation, click Manually.

  • To use slide timings to advance to each slide automatically during your presentation, click Using timings, if present.

    Tip:   You can use slide timings to set a pace for your self-running presentation.

Multiple monitors

When you have multiple monitors, using Presenter View is a convenient way for a speaker to privately see her notes and a preview of the next slide—while the audience only sees the current slide on the main monitor.

For more information about using multiple monitors in Presenter view, see View your speaker notes privately while delivering a presentation on multiple monitors.

Show type

Use the options in the Show type section to specify how you want to show your presentation to your audience.

  • To deliver your presentation before a live audience, click Presented by a speaker (full screen).

  • To enable your audience to view your presentation from a hard drive or CD on a computer, or on the Internet, click Browsed by an individual (window).

    To allow your audience to scroll through your self-running presentation from an unattended computer, select the Show scrollbar check box.

  • To deliver a self-running presentation that runs at a kiosk, click Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).

Show slides

Use the options in the Show slides section to specify which slides are available in a presentation or to create a custom show.

  • To show all slides in your presentation, click All.

  • To show a specific group of slides from your presentation, enter the first slide number that you want to show in the From box, and enter the last slide number that you want to show in the To box.

  • To start a custom slide presentation that derives from another PowerPoint presentation, click Custom show, and then click the presentation that you want to view as a custom show.

    For more information about starting a presentation from within PowerPoint, see Create and present a custom show.

Show options

Use the options in the Show options section to specify how you want sound files, narrations, or animations to run in your presentation.

  • To play a sound file or animation continuously, select the Loop continuously until 'Esc' check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded narration, select the Show without narration check box.

  • To show a presentation without playing an embedded animation, select the Show without animation check box.

  • When you deliver your presentation before a live audience, you can write on your slides. To specify an ink color, in the Pen color list, select an ink color.

    The Pen color list is available only if Presented by a speaker (full screen) (in the Show type section) is selected.

Advance slides

Use the options in the Advance slides section to specify how to move from one slide to another.

  • To advance to each slide manually during your presentation, click Manually.

  • To use slide timings to advance to each slide automatically during your presentation, click Using timings, if present.

    Tip:   You can use slide timings to set a pace for your self-running presentation.

Multiple monitors

When you have multiple monitors, using Presenter View is a convenient way for a speaker to privately see her notes and a preview of the next slide—while the audience only sees the current slide on the main monitor.

For more information about using multiple monitors in Presenter view, see View your speaker notes privately while delivering a presentation on multiple monitors.

Performance

Use the options in the Performance section to specify the level of visual clarity of your presentation.

  • To speed up the drawing of graphics in your presentation, select Use hardware graphics acceleration.

  • In the Slide show resolution list, click the resolution, or number of pixels per inch, that you want. The more pixels, the sharper the image, yet the slower the performance of your computer. For example, a 640x480 pixel screen is capable of displaying 640 distinct dots on each of 480 lines, or about 300,000 pixels. This is the fastest performing resolution, yet it provides the lowest quality. In contrast, a 1280x1024 pixel screen provides the sharpest images, but with slower performance.

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