How to use Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013

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Please note that this is a shortened, fast-speed video with the objective to give you a glimpse of ways in which you can improve your business productivity. The full video: “Feel confident presenting” shows you how to perform the steps in a slower, more user-friendly fashion.

How to use Presenter View in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Under the “Slide Show” tab, the option to use “Presenter View” is checked by default, so every time you connect a projector or external screen to your computer and start your presentation you will get the Presenter View.

If you don’t have a projector connected to your computer, and you want to practice using the Presenter view you can use the keyboard shortcut ALT + F5.

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In the presenter view you see things that are important for you as a presenter. Here you can see the current slide, the next slide and your slide notes. You can see the elapsed time and the current time. You can change the size of the various windows. Here I’ll increase the size of the next slide so that I can see it better.  I’ll also increase the text size of my slide notes.

Now I can easily press the buttons to navigate my slides.