Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Turning Your Mouse into a Laser Pointer
Figure 19-18 When a second monitor is connected to your system, you can enable Presenter
View on the Slide Show tab. Be sure to choose the monitor you’re sending the presentation to in
the box just above the check mark.
After you enable Presenter view, verify that the monitor the audience will see is selected in
the Show On list on the Slide Show tab.
Note
You can use at most two monitors for a presentation—one for the audience to see the
presentation in Slide Show view and one for you to see Presenter view. If your
multimonitor setup is already configured, all you need to do is select the Use Presenter View
option. However, if you’re connecting to a second monitor for the first time (perhaps
because you’re connecting to a projector in a meeting room), PowerPoint notifies you
that only one monitor is detected. Click Check in the message box PowerPoint
displays, and the Display Settings dialog box appears. In that dialog box, configure the
second display (the exact steps vary depending on which version of Windows you have
and whether you’re using a portable computer) and choose the setting to extend the
displays.
Not much happens immediately after you enable Presenter view. You need to start your
slide show to see the change. Once started, your presentation is displayed in Slide Show
view on the presentation monitor (the one you selected in the drop-down list). Back on
your screen, you gain access to the presentation control panel, or Presenter view.
Presenter view is shown in Figure 19-19.
It takes only a few minutes to get accustomed to Presenter view. The large slide you see in
the main window is the same slide your audience sees on the presentation screen. That’s
how you can tell what your audience is viewing. Just to the right is a section that displays
your speaker notes. You can drag the divider line between these two sections to customize
how large each pane is.
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