Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting a Slideshow
Start, Navigate, End:
Tips and Shortcuts
sequence. Then, when you’ve gone through all animations on a slide, clicking the
mouse advances to the next slide. If you’ve made animations and transitions
automatic, however, the slideshow progresses on its own as soon as you launch it.
Note: If you’ve added action buttons (page 611) to your slides, you can click those to move through
In addition, you can always count on these navigation methods:
• Click the Next button. The lower-left section of each slide has four buttons—
Previous, Pointer, Slide, and Next—but you might not realize they’re there
unless you look for them. (More on what the Slide button does in the next bullet
point; see page 672 for details on the pointer.) Move the mouse pointer toward
a slide’s lower-left corner, and the buttons appear. Click the right-pointing Next
arrow to advance to the next slide.
• Click the Slide button, and then select Next. This button opens a menu, shown
in Figure 24-2, that lets you jump to any slide in the presentation.
• Right-click anywhere on the screen, and then select Next. When you
rightclick during a slideshow, PowerPoint opens the same menu that appears when
you click the lower-left Slide button. Choose Next to move to the next slide.
• Use a keyboard shortcut. You don’t need a mouse to navigate a slideshow. In
Slide Show view, PowerPoint gives you multiple navigation options using the
keyboard. To advance, you can press N (for Next), the space bar, Enter, Page
Down, the down arrow key, or the right arrow key—all of ’em take you to the next
slide. Table 24-1 lists all the keyboard shortcuts you can use during a slideshow.
When you click the Slide button or
right-click anywhere on a slide, a
shortcut menu appears. Select Go to
Slide for a fly-out menu that lets you
choose the slide you want to jump to.
Find any slide by its number or title
(if it has one).