Learn about Presenter view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
PowerPoint 2011 has several views for editing and viewing presentations, and Presenter View is one of them. This view has been completely overhauled for this version, and in PowerPoint 2011, Presenter View no longer requires two displays. This is great since you can test this view without working on a dual display environment (such as a laptop-projector combo workspace). Of course, the actual reason for Presenter View's existence is still for two displays, and you can continue using it that way.
To access the Presenter View, you can choose either of these options:
When you launch Presenter View in either a single or dual display environment, you see the window shown in Figure 1. If you use
a dual display, your second display will show the presentation in Slide
Figure 1: Presenter View
Presenter View is split into a quadrant; the four sections of this quadrant are explained below:
In addition to the quadrant explained above, there are three buttons located at the top:
If you want to display a particular slide within your show, just move the cursor to the bottom of the Presenter View, and a hidden gallery of
your slides appears instantly (highlighted in red in Figure 2). Now just click the slide you want to
display -- if you have too many slides, this area also includes a scrollbar.
Figure 2: Gallery of slides within the Presenter View
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