How to use PowerPoint’s ‘Presenter View’?
The “Presenter View” option in Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool that is specifically designed to assist users while delivering a presentation. It is a feature that enables users to see their notes, next slides, the duration of the talk, etc. on their computer screen while the audience views the presentation itself. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use the Presenter View. 1. **Open Your PowerPoint Presentation**: Start by opening your PowerPoint presentation on the device you plan to use for your presentation. 2. **Enable Presenter View**: Once your presentation is open, go to the "Slide Show" tab in the PowerPoint menu. In the "Monitors" section, select the "Use Presenter View" checkbox. 3. **Check Display Settings**: In the same "Monitors" section, check if your computer is set to the “Automatic” option in "Resolution." Also, "Monitor" should show the Portable Document Format (PDF) presentation only, and not your notes. If not, you can adjust these settings. 4. **Start Your Presentation**: Click on "From Beginning" or "From Current Slide" (based on where you want to start) in the "Start Slide Show" group. The presentation for the audience will show up on the projector screen, and the Presenter View dashboard will appear on your device. 5. **Navigate Through Slides**: On the Presenter View dashboard, you can see your speaker notes on one side of the screen and thumbnail images of all your slides on the other. Click on the thumbnails to navigate through your slides or use the forward and back arrows at the bottom of the Presenter View screen. 6. **Using Other Features**: Besides displaying a preview of the upcoming slides and your notes, Presenter View also has other useful features. These features include a timer, a pause button, and even a pen and laser pointer tool. You can use these to have more control over your presentation. Remember to always do a trial run if you are not familiar with Presenter View. Complex setups with multiple screens or projectors can sometimes have unexpected outcomes, so it’s worth testing everything in advance to ensure it all works as expected. Feel free to return if you have any other questions regarding the use of PowerPoint's features. I'm here to help.