When giving a presentation, it can be helpful have your notes nearby or to have a reminder about which slide is coming up next. Using Presenter View is a great way to be a more prepared presenter without affecting what the audiences sees. Presenter View allows the speaker to view notes and upcoming slides on their laptop or monitor while the audience views the notes-free presentation on a projector or different monitor.
Presenter View offers the following tools to make presenting information easier and more effective:
- You can use thumbnails to select slides out of sequence and create a customized presentation for your audience.
- Speaker’s notes are shown in large, clear type so that you can use them as a script for your presentation.
- You can darken or lighten the screen during your presentation and then resume where you left off.
- You can select different pointer options to enhance your presentation.
To enable Presentation View, select the Slow Show tab. In the Monitors section, click the box for “Use Presenter View” so a check mark is displayed in the box. The next time your start your slide show, it will be in Presenter View.
Presenter View displays three panes within the presentation window. The top left pane shows the current slide and provides large action buttons. Use these buttons to move forward, backward, and select a pointer option (pen or highlighter). You can select the menu button or right-click anywhere in the pane to bring up the drop-down menu. The menu provides more options such as choosing a specific slide or lightening/darkening the screen. Just below this pane is a display indicating the current slide number, a timer, and the local time.
The top right pane displays your notes, and you’re able to increase or decrease the size of the text. The pane across the bottom displays the previous, current, and upcoming slides. You can click any slide in this view and jump immediately to it.