Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Running Your Presentation
Presenting Your Presentation
If, however, you don’t want the audience to see the
presentation screen during the pause, you can turn
the screen to black or white. If you look carefully,
you can see the control buttons in the lower-left
screen corner. To pause the presentation and turn
your screen black, press the letter B (or W for
white) or, optionally, click the Slides control button
and choose Screen>Black Screen (or White Screen).
To resume the presentation, press the letter B (or
W) again or, optionally, click the Slide control
button and choose Screen>Unblack Screen (or
Annotating your slides.
During the presentation you can draw on your
screen with an electronic pen or highlighter. You
might draw to underline words or check off key
points as you discuss them. You actually have two
types of pens: a Ballpoint pen that provides a thin
line, or a Felt Tip pen that draws thicker, heavier
lines. Additionally, the Highlighter draws wide,
fairly transparent lines.
To cancel the pen and return to the normal arrow
pointer, simply press the Esc key once. Be sure to
only press Esc once. Pressing it a second time
cancels the slide show.
To erase the screen annotations, press the
letter E or click the Pen control button and
choose Eraser or Erase All Ink on Slide.
To annotate your slides, choose the pen you want
to use from the Pen control button. You can also
choose the pen ink color and even switch colors in
the middle of the annotating. The keystroke to
switch to the pen is Ctrl+P.
When the slide show ends, a prompt appears
asking you if you want to keep your annotations.
Choose Keep or Discard. If you choose to keep
them, PowerPoint adds the drawing as objects on
Draw on your screen. The drawn image appears on
the slide. Take a look at Figure 17-13 where you
see some annotations made with a red felt-tip pen.