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Playing a self-running slideshow

From: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

Video: Playing a self-running slideshow

When you design your slideshow to be a self-running slideshow, there are certain setup options you need to consider. We're going to look at those now before actually playing the slideshow itself. We're continuing to work with our TT_Tale presentation. We're at slide number one in the Navigation pane. Before we play our presentation, we're going to look at some of the options by clicking the Slide Show tab on the Ribbon, and then clicking the Set Up Show button from here. Now this opens up a little window where you'll see some different options for how this presentation will be displayed.

Playing a self-running slideshow

When you design your slideshow to be a self-running slideshow, there are certain setup options you need to consider. We're going to look at those now before actually playing the slideshow itself. We're continuing to work with our TT_Tale presentation. We're at slide number one in the Navigation pane. Before we play our presentation, we're going to look at some of the options by clicking the Slide Show tab on the Ribbon, and then clicking the Set Up Show button from here. Now this opens up a little window where you'll see some different options for how this presentation will be displayed.

Right at the top is Show Type: Presented by a speaker using full screen, or will be Browsed by an individual in a window, or Browsed at a kiosk (full screen)? In this case, this is the ideal option, the third one for us, because we don't want people actually clicking the mouse to move from slide to slide; otherwise, we would choose the next one here, which is Browsed by an individual. Then down below the Show Options, we can see what happens. When we choose kiosk, look what happens to Loop continuously until 'Esc'. It gets checked off, and we can't change that. It's at a kiosk.

If the user has access to the keyboard they can press Escape to stop the presentation. But if the keyboard is locked away, like many people do, then they're forced just to sit there and read the slides as they go by. It will start over at slide one when it reaches the end. Now if there are any narrations that have been added, any animations, you can choose whether or not they will be shown. So by default, narrations and animations will be visible on the slide, but you can turn those off by clicking the appropriate check box.

So without the animations, the slides may not be as distracting. But we're going to keep those on and take out any narrations. Down below, what slides are going to be presented? All slides. However, if you do have hidden slides, they will not be included. You can also choose the number of slides to be viewed. So if you want to see only maybe slides five through 10, you can do that by selecting From. Let's go to slide 3, and just to save us some time, we can use the down arrow to bump this down from our total of 26, or click and drag over what's there.

Let's just do a few slides. We'll do that maybe 3 to 8. Manually should not be used for a kiosk. Using the timings, if they're present, which they are when you've set them up. Using the rehearsed timings, or by applying the timings to your transitions. With those being used, we can click OK. You want to save your changes, and then play the slideshow. You can do that right from the Play Slide Show button, in that group, or click the Slide Show button. However, you like to do it. Let's see what slide pops up.

There it is, slide three. We're only viewing the slides, three, I guess all the way to 8 is what we selected. The timings are going to be used. We're seeing the animations in between the transitions, for example. Any hidden slides will not appear. The timings are also being used here, so people have enough time to read what's on the slide before the next slide appears. I like to rehearse my timings, and then add a few seconds. Not everybody reads at the same speed. Now eventually, when we get to slide number eight, it's going to loop around and start over at slide three, because we chose that range of slides. There it is.

Like the message said in our window, this will continue to loop until we press Escape. Press Escape on your keyboard to return to the previous view here, our Normal view. So when you do create a self-running slideshow, remember the Set Up options to ensure that the presentation itself will be viewed the way you want your viewers to see it.

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PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Understanding PowerPoint
      2m 4s
    3. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 15m 58s
    1. Exploring the Presentation gallery
      4m 17s
    2. Understanding the Ribbon interface
      6m 7s
    3. Navigating presentations
      2m 56s
    4. Customizing the UI layout
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 42s
    1. Creating new presentations
      2m 56s
    2. Adding, removing, and arranging slides
      7m 5s
    3. Saving time with Outline mode
      5m 15s
    4. Separating slides into sections
      8m 37s
    5. Checking compatibility
      3m 15s
    6. Saving your presentations
      5m 34s
  4. 35m 23s
    1. Using themes
      4m 58s
    2. Creating your own themes
      2m 42s
    3. Changing the background
      5m 33s
    4. Designing slides
      3m 12s
    5. Working with slide layouts
      3m 58s
    6. Working with slide masters
      5m 51s
    7. Using headers and footers
      4m 25s
    8. Using and creating templates
      4m 44s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Adding text with text slides and boxes
      3m 37s
    2. Adding text to a shape
      2m 16s
    3. Formatting text on a slide
      5m 42s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 11s
    5. Creating lists using bullets and numbering
      5m 25s
    6. Changing spacing and indents
      4m 17s
    7. Finding and replacing content
      4m 46s
  6. 25m 28s
    1. Adding a table to a slide
      4m 47s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      4m 25s
    3. Pasting a table from Excel
      5m 11s
    4. Inserting a chart
      5m 42s
    5. Pasting a chart from Excel
      5m 23s
  7. 26m 40s
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      2m 18s
    2. Replacing and adjusting pictures
      6m 40s
    3. Drawings and SmartArt
      6m 29s
    4. Adding video to a slide
      5m 53s
    5. Adding sound to a presentation
      5m 20s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Using a template with animation
      5m 35s
    2. Animating objects on a slide
      6m 1s
    3. Using slide transition effects
      6m 31s
  9. 15m 7s
    1. Checking spelling
      5m 25s
    2. Finding synonyms, definitions, and translations
      4m 23s
    3. Setting AutoCorrect options
      5m 19s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Using speaker notes
      3m 50s
    2. Showing and navigating a presentation
      4m 56s
    3. Using pointer options
      3m 59s
    4. Using presenter tools with two screens
      3m 44s
    5. Creating a self-running slideshow
      6m 40s
    6. Playing a self-running slideshow
      3m 44s
    7. Adding hyperlinks to a presentation
      5m 7s
    8. Using action buttons
      8m 53s
  11. 28m 5s
    1. Using comments
      3m 58s
    2. Printing notes, handouts, and slides
      4m 17s
    3. Sending a slideshow to iPhoto
      2m 57s
    4. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      2m 43s
    5. Creating a PowerPoint movie
      3m 56s
    6. Creating a PDF presentation
      1m 49s
    7. Creating custom slideshows
      3m 57s
    8. Broadcasting a presentation over the web
      4m 28s
  12. 8m 52s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      3m 29s
    2. Customizing the Ribbon and toolbars
      5m 23s
  13. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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