Powerpoint Slide Show

Slide Show Presentation

At any time during the creation of your PowerPoint presentation, you can run it to see a preview. This will show you how your presentation looks when you run it for real.

There are several ways to start your presentation. You can:

  • click on the Slide Show button at the bottom of your workspace (next to the zoom slide)
  • press F5
  • click Slide Show in the ribbon > Start Slide Show, and then choose the most appropriate way to run your slide show.

Generally speaking, you have two options: to start the presentation from the current slide, or from the beginning. In addition, PowerPoint 2010 brings you the power to broadcast slide shows!

Running a PowerPoint presentation

Self-Running PowerPoint Presentations

Microsoft give you the ability to create self-running PowerPoint presentations, which are a great way to communicate information without having to have someone available to run a slide show presentation. For example, you might want to set up a presentation to run unattended in a booth or kiosk at a trade show or convention, or send a CD with a self-running slide show to a client. A self-running presentation restarts when it has finished and also when it has been idle on a manually advanced slide for longer than five minutes.