Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Defining a Custom Show
Figure 20-7 In the Define Custom Show dialog box, select slides from the open presentation to
appear in the custom show.
When slides are added to a custom show, they are renumbered. For example, in
Figure 20-7, the slide titled Enrich Your Presentation is slide 7 in the presentation but slide 4 in
the custom show. (One downside here is that you’ll have a new set of numbers to
remember if you use shortcut keys to navigate to a specific slide during a presentation.)
INSIDE OUT Defining slides without a title
In the Define Custom Show dialog box, any slide without a title is listed only by slide
number. In a large presentation, this makes identifying the content on some of your
slides difficult if not impossible. To ix this, add a title to untitled slides by applying a
simple layout, such as Title And Content. (If a slide already uses a layout that includes
an unused title placeholder, you don’t need to change the layout.) Add a title in the
title placeholder, and then drag the title off the slide area. The titles don’t show up in
your presentation, but they give you the background information you need to identify
slides in the Define Custom Show dialog box.
Custom slide shows are listed under the Custom Slide Show option on the Slide Show tab.
Choosing a custom show launches the presentation in Slide Show view. To edit a custom
show or to delete one, you need to go back to the Custom Shows dialog box.
Custom shows are also listed in the Set Up Show dialog box (opened from the Slide Show
tab). When you select a custom show in that dialog box, the custom show becomes the
default show when the slide show is presented.