View your speaker notes as you deliver your slide show

You may have had a problem setting up Presenter View in the past but it’s vastly improved in PowerPoint 2013. Just connect the monitors and PowerPoint automatically sets it up. In Presenter View, you can see your notes as you present, while the audience sees only your slides.

At the bottom of the PowerPoint slide window, click Slide Show View.

Slide Show view button

Tip    Now, if you are working with PowerPoint on a single monitor and you want to display Presenter View, in Slide Show View, on the control bar at the bottom left, click Show Presenter View and then click Show Presenter View.

You can do the following in Presenter View:

  • To move to the previous or next slide, click Previous or Next.

Presenter View - Back and Next buttons

  • To View all the slides in your presentation, click See all slides.

Click Slide Navigator to view all slides

Tip    You’ll see thumbnails of all the slides in your presentation (as shown below), making it easy to jump to a specific slide in the show.

Show all slides in my slow

  • To view a detail in your slide up close, click Zoom into slide, and then point to the part you want to see.

    Zoom into the slide

    • To point to or write on your slides as you present, click Pen and laser pointer tools.

Use the pen or laser tool to point to or write on slides

  • To hide or unhide the current slide in your presentation, click Black or unblack slide show.

Black or unblack a slide

Presenter View automatically extends to the projector or external monitor, however, if you want to switch monitors you can.

Tip    To manually determine which computer will display your notes in Presenter View and which will face the audience (Slide Show View), on the task bar, at the top of Presenter View, click Display Settings, and then click SwapPresenter View and Slide Show.

Display Settings in Presenter View

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013

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