PowerPoint’s Presenter View
Speaking Tip #81
Are you interested in moving your PowerPoint presentation from mundane to spectacular? It may be easier than you think. PowerPoint has a variety of tools built in that will help you do this. Most users never take the time to learn PowerPoint and subsequently create second-rate presentations.
PowerPoint’s presenter view is one of many powerful tools built into the program – yet few people know how to use it (or that it even exists!)
Presenter view allows you to see a different set of images and information than what you are showing your audiences. Imagine giving a presentation and while your audience is viewing your slide, you are able to quickly scan through the entire show or read your slide notes.
- Quickly black out of the projection screen while still viewing your screen
- View thumbnails of the slides in show as the show is being presented
- Navigate to a previously shown slide or skip ahead to any slide in the show
- View the next slide in the sequence before your audience views it
- End the show with a single click
- Know the number of each slide
- Read your speaker notes
- See how many minutes and hours since you started the show (egad I hope you don’t need to know how many hours you have been speaking!)
Best of all, this is not an add-on or app – it is in the program you are running right now! The controls (buttons and icons) are all large so you can easily navigate even while speaking and using unfamiliar equipment.
Presenter view works on most current operating system that supports multiple displays including Microsoft Windows® 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Windows XP or later.
Your audience sees one thing and you see another.
Using Presenter View
To use presenter view, your computer must:
- Have multiple monitor capability.
- Use an operating system that supports multiple displays, such as Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000 or later
- Have multiple monitor enabled in the Control Panel
- Have Presenter view turned on
To turn on multiple monitor support and presenter view:
- Connect a second monitor (or projector) to your computer
- In PowerPoint, on the Slide Show menu, click “Set Up Show”.
- Under “Multiple Monitors”, select the “Show Presenter View” check box.
- Go to Control Panel, click on the display icon. Under “Settings”, click on “Multi-monitors” and select the monitor you want your “show” to appear in.
When you start your show, your show will be projected on the monitor (or screen) you selected while presenter mode will appear on your desktop.
It is really that simple! Imagine the possibilities!
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