I just had to do a Zoom presentation (on a Macbook by the way) and one thing which always bugs me is that I need to run the presentation in full screen and can’t see the chat or Q&A. I like to address questions as I go during the presentation. I was going through the Powerpoint interface and noticed an option I had not noticed before. If you click on “Slideshow” and then “Set Up Slide Show” you can select “Browsed by an individual (window)”, this allows you to run the presentation within a window and have your chat and Q&A open next to the window. Very useful if you ask me. Figured I would share as it doesn’t seem common knowledge
Christopher Chandler says
Wow! Great find. Thanks! Cheers
Can you set this as the default? As opposed to having to click on that each time you start a presentation?
I never comment on things but this WAS A GEM… I searched for how to powerpoint in the window. This was the first thing that came up! Since I teach online… sometimes I want multiple things happening!!! — OMG… This was an amazing find!
So helpful as I had exact same problem! Thanks!
Except…as far as I can tell you can’t run this with presenter mode (i.e. sharing the slide window but with your notes and controls in another, unshared, window) and you loose all the in-presentation annotation options like pen, highlighter and laser pointer.
Duncan Epping says
correct, I personally don’t use those features today, but that is indeed the downside.