Learn about Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Have you created all your slides -- and now you want to show it in front of an audience? Or you just want to use this slide deck in a
webinar, or even see them yourself to understand how they look in full screen view? In that case, the view that plays your presentation in
full screen mode is Slide Show view, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Slide Show view
To access Slide Show view, you can choose any of these options:
To exit Slide Show view, choose any of these options:
Remember that Slide Show view is purely a display view and no editing can be done on slides at this point of time. However, Slide Show view
has some navigation and annotation options. If you hover your cursor over the bottom left area of the slide, you'll find six watermarked
navigation icons that you can see in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Navigation icons within Slide Show view
These icons are explained below, as marked in Figure 6, above:
By default, Slide Show view works in full screen mode but you can change that too -- to do that access the Slide Show tab
of the Ribbon, and click the Set Up Slide Show button, highlighted in red
within Figure 10.
Figure 10: Set Up Slide Show button within Set Up group
Alternatively, you can Shift+click the Slide Show button (shown highlighted in red within
Figure 2, earlier on this page) button on the Status Bar. Either of
these options brings up the Set Up Show dialog box, as shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11: Set Up Show dialog box
In the Show type area, you can choose the Browsed by an individual (window) option (highlighted in
red within Figure 11, above). Turning on this option plays your presentation in a window, as
shown in Figure 12 -- this is the exact equivalent of
Figure 12: Slide Show within a window
Also within the Set Up Show dialog box, you will find Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) option (highlighted in blue within Figure 11, above). Turning on this option displays the presentation in full screen mode but none of your navigation options such as a mouse click or the keyboard will let you move from one slide to another -- you will have to add navigation options on your own using internal hyperlinks or Action Buttons.
If you are using a multi-display environment such as a laptop plus a projector, you can also use Presenter View in addition to Slide Show view at the same time.
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