Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Custom Shows
Figure 6-6: Rehearsing a slide show.
Now rehearse your presentation. Click or use keyboard shortcuts to advance
slides. As you rehearse, the Rehearse dialog box keeps track of how long you
display each slide and the total length of your presentation.
When you end the presentation, PowerPoint displays a dialog box that
gives you the option of applying or ignoring the timings recorded during the
rehearsal to the slides in the presentation. If you were satisfied with the slide
timings during the rehearsal, click Yes.
If you mess up during a rehearsal, click the Repeat button. Clicking this
button restarts the rehearsal from the beginning.
Using Custom Shows
The Custom Shows feature in PowerPoint lets you create several similar slide
shows stored in a single presentation file. For example, suppose that you’re
asked to give presentations about company benefits to management and
non-management staff. You can create a presentation containing slides for all
the company benefits and then create a custom show containing only those
slides describing benefits that are available to non-management staff. (This
custom slide show can leave out slides such as “Executive Washrooms,” “Golf
Days,” and “Boondoggles.”) You may then show the complete presentation to
management but show the custom show to non-management staff.
A presentation can contain as many custom shows as you want. Each custom
show is simply a subset of the complete presentation — comprised of
selected slides from the complete presentation.
Creating a custom show
To create a custom show, follow these steps:
1. On the Slide Show tab on the Ribbon, click Custom Slide Show
(located in the Start Slide Show group) and then choose Custom Shows
from the menu that appears.
This displays the Custom Shows dialog box.
2. Click the New button.
The Define Custom Show dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 6-7.
 
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