In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to advance each slide automatically, and keep looping the presentation unless the escape key is pressed.
- [Instructor] PowerPoint is great for unattended presentations, this is also called Kiosk mode. You may want your presentation to run in the lobby of a hotel or a conference, or your place of business. It's also good for photo slideshows. To set up your show, change to the Slideshow ribbon tab and click Set up Slideshow. It defaults to being presented in full screen by a speaker, but I'm going to come down here, in the Advance Slides section and that use timings is selected.
After that, I'll change the slideshow to be browsed at kiosk. It's going to do a few things, it's going to tell it to loop continuously until you hit the Escape key on the keyboard. And it's also going to gray out the Advanced Slides area. It should automatically check off use timings. But it doesn't always, that's why I like to change it first. I'll click OK, and we're not quite done yet. If you remember we set a transition for each slide. I set my transition and I have it set to advance on mouse click, I'm going to highlight all my slides by selecting the first slide, scrolling all the way to the bottom and selecting the last slide.
I'm going to highlight all my slides by selecting the first slide, scrolling all the way to the bottom holding down the Shift key and selecting the last slide. Now, let's change to the Transitions ribbon tab. Now instead of advance slide on mouse click, I'm going to set it to advance to a time that I specify. I'll click after and change it to three seconds, which is fairly quick but I want you to be able to see it. I'll uncheck On Mouse Click. The reason I'm not going to click the Apply To All button is because I have different transitions for each slide.
For example, a few of them use the Morph transition, but all I did is change how it advances not the transition that it uses. So we've set it to kiosk mode and I told it to advance slides automatically, let's see it in action. I'll change to the Slide Show ribbon tab, and choose From Beginning. I don't have to do anything, I'm not going to click anything, I'm not using my mouse because it's automatically advancing each slide, I wouldn't do this if I was presenting manually, but for now I'm having it loop through until I hit the Escape key on my keyboard.
Let's have a look at these animations that are coming up here they are, they're all working and I don't have to do anything. In fact, here's my morph transition, it still looks great. So everything is going as it should. I'm going to hit the Escape key. If I ever wanted to do this presentation manually again, on the slide show ribbon tab, change to Set Up Slideshow and this time, change back to being presented by a speaker at full screen, I'll choose to advance my slides manually and then click OK.
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