Posted by: blogone | December 5, 2006

If you use Powerpoint, you’ll love this…

I have to make presentations a lot. I use Powerpoint. I keep the use of it to a minimum. I always wondered if it was possible to show the presentation notes / details on my laptop screen while the actual presentation was running on the large screen (projector).

Today I discovered you can. If you use Powerpoint and rely on notes or would like to run the presentation and not have it run you.

View Presenter Tools

In order to use presenter view, your computer must meet the following requirements:

  • The computer must have multiple monitor capability
  • Usually desktop computers require two video cards in order to have multiple monitor capability; laptops often have the capability built in.
  • The computer must be running an operating system that supports multiple displays, such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP or later.
  • Multiple monitor support must be enabled by setting the display options. In Control Panel, click the Display icon.
  • Presenter view must be turned on.

To turn on ‘Presenter View’

  1. In PowerPoint, on the Slide Show menu, click Set Up Show.
  2. Under Multiple monitors, select the Show Presenter View check box.
  3. In the Display slide show on list, click the monitor you want the slide show presentation to appear on.

This may look more complicated than it actually is. Go on, try it. You’ll be glad you did.


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