Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Ending the Show
Other Presentation
4. Clickthetaskbarbuttonyouwant.
PowerPoint returns you to your slideshow already in progress. The slideshow is
at the point where you left it, so you can continue from that point.
Ending the Show
If you click Next after your slideshow’s final slide, PowerPoint blacks out the screen
and puts a notice in small letters at the top: “End of slideshow, click to exit.” If you
launched the presentation in one of the ways described at the beginning of this
section (page 671), clicking ends your slideshow, closes PowerPoint, and shows the
computer’s desktop. (If you launched the slideshow by starting PowerPoint,
opening the presentation, and switching to Slide Show view, clicking now switches the
presentation back to Normal or Slide Sorter view—whichever you were in when you
started the slideshow.)
Tip: You don’t have to click past the last screen when you finish the presentation. If the final screen has
your contact information, for example, you may want that to remain on the screen until your audience
packs up and leaves.
Other Presentation Options
Giving your presentation in front of a live audience is one way to deliver your
message. But it’s not the only way—not by a long shot. You can give a live slideshow over
the Internet to remote viewers, a kiosk-style slideshow that (once you start it) runs
by itself, or a slideshow that viewers interact with at their own pace, on their own
computers. In PowerPoint 2010, you can even turn a slideshow into a video and save
it on a DVD or post it on a website.
Broadcasting a Slideshow
If you can’t gather everyone in the same conference room, don’t fret. When your
audience is far-flung, you can broadcast a slideshow online. When you send
audience members your slideshow’s web address, they can click a link to view the show in
their web browsers. As you move through the presentation, the broadcast does, too,
so viewers can follow your slides as you present them. Set up a conference call, and
they can hear your commentary and ask questions—you actually have to do it this
way because narrations and audio don’t work in a broadcasted slideshow. (The box
on page 679 describes a few other limitations of broadcasted slideshows.)
Note: To broadcast a slideshow, you need a Windows Live ID. If you’ve used SkyDrive or you have a
Hotmail, Messenger, or Xbox Live account, you’ve already got one. Otherwise, head to ,
click the Sign Up button, and follow the steps to create an account. Do this well before your slideshow’s
scheduled start time, so your audience won’t be kept waiting while you set up your Live ID.
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