- You want to go back and forth between Normal (editing) view and Slide Show view, often to check animation
- You want to show Slide Show view along with Presenter View on the same monitor, usually when you’re presenting online
Here you see an example of the quarter-size Slide show view along with Presenter View. The secret of using this for presenting online is that you share just the quarter-size window, so attendees see Slide Show view — they can’t tell that it’s quarter-sized! Yet you as the presenter can see Presenter View, which shows you your notes and what’s coming up next. (Get more information on Presenter View here.)
Ellen, this is the absolute BEST time-saving tip I have ever heard for PPT!! You have just shaved hours (days?) off my workload if you add up all those minutes over the course of a year I’ve spent switching between views. Brilliant!
Hi Ellen: Is there a way to make your presentation PPT slides 1/4 size (without the other format)? I’m looking to have a small PPT slide to cue me so I can see more of the zoom participants. Thanks. Great OPW. ~ronni
Ronni, you can display PowerPoint in a window — click the Reading View icon at the lower-right corner of your screen (at least on a PC), next to the Slide Show icon. Then you can share that window. Does that work for you?