Learn about Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
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 in PowerPoint 2013, 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 (highlighted in red
within Figure 2, above) 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.
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