Try the PowerPoint Course for Free!

Slide Show View in PowerPoint – Tutorial

/ / Latest, Microsoft, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 365, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016
Slide Show View in PowerPoint - Tutorial: A user choosing an annotation ink color from the popup menu in Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2016.

 Slide Show View in PowerPoint: Overview

            Slide Show view in PowerPoint is used to display the presentation on or from your computer. This is the best way to view or preview your presentation to ensure it is clear, focused and has the impact on your audience that you want.

            To run a presentation in Slide Show view in PowerPoint, click the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon. In the “Start Slide Show” group, you can either click the “From Beginning” button to start the slide show from the first slide or click the “From Current Slide” button to start the slide show from the currently selected slide.

            When in Slide Show view in PowerPoint, click the screen with your mouse to advance through the slides and animations in your presentation. Alternatively, press the “Space” bar on your keyboard to advance through the slide show. After viewing the entire presentation, the slide show will close and return to the previous view that was in effect before entering Slide Show view in PowerPoint. However, you should note that you may also press the “Esc” key on your keyboard to exit the slide show at any time.

            If you right-click the screen when in Slide Show view in PowerPoint, you will see the various command options that you have for navigating the presentation and adding annotations to the slide in a popup menu that appears. One command option is called “Pointer Options.” If you roll over this command in the popup menu, you’ll see a listing of the various pointer options you have. You can toggle the display arrow to one of the annotation tools available in the menu, select the color of the ink used by the “Pen” and “Highlighter” tools, or select the “Eraser” tool to remove annotations you have added. Note that if you select an annotation pointer, you will not be able to advance the slides with a mouse click.

Slide Show View in PowerPoint - Tutorial: A user choosing an annotation ink color from the popup menu in Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2016.

Slide Show View in PowerPoint – Tutorial: A user choosing an annotation ink color from the popup menu in Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2016.

            A useful command to select from the popup menu is the “Help” command. If you select this command, you will see a listing of the many keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Slide Show view in PowerPoint. These can assist you in minimizing the onscreen distraction when delivering your presentation.

Slide Show View in PowerPoint: Instructions

  1. To run a presentation in Slide Show view in PowerPoint, click the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. To start the slide show from the first slide, click the “From Beginning” button in the “Start Slide Show” button group.
  3. To start the slide show from the current slide, click the “From Current Slide” button.
  4. To advance through the slides when in “Slide Show” view, click the screen with your mouse or press the “Space” bar on your keyboard.
  5. To exit out of “Slide Show” view before the end of the presentation, press the “Esc” key on your keyboard.
  6. After viewing the entire presentation, the slide show will close and return to the previous view that was in effect before entering the “Slide Show” view.
  7. To see the command options that you have for navigating the presentation and adding annotations to the slide, right-click anywhere on the screen to display a popup menu.
  8. To toggle the display arrow to one of the annotation tools available in the menu, right-click the screen and then hover over the “Pointer Options” command.
  9. Then click either “Laser Pointer,” “Pen” or “Highlighter” to select the desired annotation tool to use.
  10. To select the color of the ink used by the “Pen” and “Highlighter” tools, hover over “Pointer Options,” then hover over “Ink Color,” and then choose a color.
  11. To remove annotations you have added, select the “Eraser” tool under “Pointer Options.”
  12. If you select an annotation option, you CANNOT use the mouse to advance the slides. You will have to use the “Space” bar or unselect the annotation pointer option to advance the slides with a mouse click.
  13. To view keyboard shortcuts available in Slide Show view in PowerPoint, right-click on the screen and choose “Help.” A popup window will display the available keyboard shortcuts.

Slide Show View in PowerPoint: Video Lesson

            You can watch the following video lesson, titled “Running a Slide Show,” to see how to use Slide Show view in PowerPoint. This video is from our complete Microsoft PowerPoint training, titled “Mastering PowerPoint Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

TOP
Sale! $49 All-Access 0 Days 23 Hours 5 Minutes 37 Seconds      $199 $49 Entire Library!
See Deal