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Collaborating and Finishing Your Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Previewing your presentation

You’ll want to preview your presentation before giving it in front of a live audience. There are many ways to do this. You can choose to view the entire presentation or check out the slides from the current slide onward. You can also use Slide Sorter view to get a bird’s-eye view of your slides and rearrange them as you like.

Preview your presentation

  1. Open the presentation that you want to preview.

  2. On the ribbon, tap the Slide Show tab.

  3. If you want to display the entire slide show, in the Start Slide Show group, tap From Beginning.

  4. To view the presentation from the current point onward, choose From Current Slide.

    The presentation begins to play. The slides will advance depending on the method you selected: timed advancement or advancing only when you tap the mouse or tap the screen.

  5. Tap in the lower-left corner of the preview window to display the navigation controls.

  6. Tap Next to advance to the next slide or to play the next animation that is set to On Click.

  7. Tap the Pen button to choose the tool to use during the presentation. You can choose Laser Pointer, Pen, Highlighter, Eraser, or choose a pen color.

  8. Tap the More Options button to display additional options that you can use to display Presenter View, change the screen display, set arrow options, or get help.

  9. To exit the preview, tap the Exit Presentation tool on the right end of the presentation toolbar or press Esc.

Reorder slides in slide sorter view

  1. On the ribbon, tap the View tab.

  2. In the Presentation Views group, tap Slide Sorter.

  3. Alternatively, tap Slide Sorter in the view controls area in the lower-right corner of your screen.

  4. Drag the slide that you want to move to a new location.

    The other slides in your presentation adjust to accommodate the moved slide. Release your touch when the slide is positioned where you want it to appear.