Presenter View, a noble concept that never really caught on, is much improved in PowerPoint 2013.
Presenter View makes it easy for you to view your presentation and speaker notes on one one computer, while the audience views your presentation (notes free) on a different monitor or projection screen. Now, Presenter View is not only easier to use, it also offers some additional enhancements. The improved Presenter view includes a show taskbar option, next slide preview, slide thumbnails, and zoom!
To enable Presenter view
- On the Slide Show tab of the Ribbon, in the Monitors group, check the Presenter View checkbox.
Here’s the hit list of what’s new:
Better dual monitor support and display
PowerPoint now ‘intelligently’ selects which monitor is your presenter monitor and which one is viewed by your audience.
Press ALT + F5 to simulate dual monitor display on one monitor
When practicing your presentation you no longer need two displays. Just press ALT + F5 to prepare a ‘dry-run’ of your presentation using just one monitor.
Presenter View Features
- Timer: Rehearse your timings using pause and reset options .
- Notes: View your speaker notes (your audience doesn’t see this material).
- Next Slide: See the next slide before your audience does.
- Presenter Controls:
- Pen and Laser Pointers: Annotate your presentation with Pen, Highlighter and Arrow pointers
- Show all Slides: View thumbnails of your presentation slides.
- Black Screen: Blackout the audience’s view of your presentation.
- More: Includes View Last Slide, End Presenter View, and End Show.
Comments and questions are always welcome!
5 thoughts on “PowerPoint 2013 Presenter View”
Simulating dual monitor – great trick thank you for the writing
My pleasure! Thanks for the feedback!
Office 2013 no longer allows me to see several upcoming slides and use a sliding bar so that i can skip slides. Is there a workaround?
Thanks, Janet. Although the appearnce is different, you are still able to view thumbnails of your slides, separate from the audience’s view. The SEE ALL SLIDES icon (second from the left, in the presenter view) should enable you the same functionality you had in earlier PowerPoint versions. Cheers!
Thank you but I have to switch screens and then go back to my presenter view. I used to be able to see four or more slides ahead with a scroll bar. Am I still missing something. I want to jump ahead as I go depending upon audience and time left.