Slide shows are sometimes used to display images at events such as weddings or trade shows. Whatever the occasion, you want to repeat your PowerPoint presentation so that your guests do not stare at a blank screen. This is how it is done.
Set your slide show to a loop
First open your PowerPoint presentation in which you want to loop. Once opened, navigate to the "Set up" group on the "Slide show" tab and then select the "Set slide show" button
The "Set Show" window appears. In the "View Options" group, select the check box next to "Continue until Esc." Once selected, click "OK" in the lower right corner of the window.
Now, when you play your slide show, it only ends when you press the "Esc" button instead of when you have finished the last slide.
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One reservation: the way we have set it up now, the slideshow will only continue if someone clicks the mouse button. That is fine if a speaker is present at all times. Otherwise you must set automatic slide transitions.
Applying automatic slide transitions
Return to the "Set-up show" window by selecting "Slide show set-up" in the "Set-up" group of the "Slide show" tab.
There are a number of options that you must select, but an important note is that you must first select "Use timing, if any" in the "Advanced slides & # 39; s" group.
The following option that we select locks a few things (therefore you must first select "Use timings, if present").
Under the "Display Type" group, select "Browsed on a kiosk (full screen)." The option "Continue continuously until Esc" is automatically enabled if you have not yet enabled it and the option you selected under "Slide & # 39; s forward" remains unchanged.
Select "OK" when you are ready to continue.
Without the "Browsed at a Kiosk" option, the automatic slide progressions would be disabled if someone pressed the Back key. If it is on, the Forward and Back buttons are locked so that the slideshow can continue automatically unattended without fear of anyone breaking it.
Now it is time to set the timing of the slides & # 39; s. Go to the & # 39; Transitions & # 39; tab. In the "Timing" group, check the box next to "After" and set the timing at which each slide should be moved. Note that it doesn't matter if the box next to "On mouse click" is checked or not – it doesn't work.
Then select the "Apply to all" option in the same group.
When you play your slide show, it plays continuously without interruption. To exit the slide show, press the "Esc" button.