Set Up Your PowerPoint 2002 Presentation To Run Unattended

PowerPoint lets you set up a presentation without requiring any user interaction – meaning you don’t have to be standing there clicking the mouse to advance through the slides. This is particularly useful of you want a presentation to run on a kiosk.

To have a presentation run unattended, you need to set up automatic timings (I outlined how to do this in a previous tip), navigation links or action – otherwise your presentation will not advance beyond the first slide.

To set up a presentation to run without any user interaction:

  1. Within PowerPoint, click the Slide Show tab. 
  2. Click Set Up Show.
  3. Click the Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) option. Notice that once you select this option, the Loop continuously until ‘Esc’ option is also enabled.
  4. Click OK.


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