Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the On-Screen Show Controls
Press F5 (to begin from the beginning).
Press Shift+F5 (to begin from the current slide).
Once the show is underway, you can control the movement from slide to slide as described
in the section “Moving from Slide to Slide.”
To end the show, do any of the following:
Right-click and choose End Show.
Press Esc, - (minus), or Ctrl+Break.
If you want to temporarily pause the show while you have a discussion, you can blank the
screen by pressing W or , (comma) for a white screen or B or . (period) for a black screen. To
resume the show, press any key.
If you set up the slide transitions to occur automatically at a certain time, you can stop or restart the show by press-
ing S or + (plus sign). However, this is more of an issue for self-running shows, which are discussed in Chapter 19,
“Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations.”
Using the On-Screen Show Controls
When you display a slide show, the mouse pointer and show controls are hidden. To make
them appear, you can move the mouse. When you do this, very faint buttons, shown in
Figure 18.1, appear in the bottom-left corner of the slide show and the mouse pointer also
appears. PowerPoint calls this row of buttons the popup toolbar . The buttons on this toolbar
are different from the ones in earlier versions of PowerPoint, and they offer many addi-
tional capabilities. From left to right, the buttons are as follows:
FIGURE 18.1
These buttons appear in the bottom-left corner of a slide in Slide Show view.
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Slides
Forward
Options
Back
Pointers
Zoom
Back , the leftmost button, takes you back to the previous slide or to the previous
animation event if the present slide contains animation.
Forward moves you to the next slide. Normally, you can just click to go to the next
slide, but if you are using the pen (covered later in this chapter), then clicking it
 
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