PowerPoint Slide Show

Many times when a PowerPoint Presentation opens, it starts automatically playing in Slide Show, without us needing to press the F5 button or clicking on the Slide Show button. Have you ever wondered how this is done? It is done because the person who created the Presentation saved it as a PowerPoint Show rather than the default PowerPoint presentation.

In order for this to be accomplished we must follow the steps below.

First of all we must have created the Presentation and then once done, we must select the File tab in order to move to backstage view. Then from the drop down menu we select from the left the Save As category as shown in the image below.

File - Save As


Once selected, we navigate in order to save our presentation where we want to, then we type in the name for it. Once done, we must select the drop down menu at the right of the command Save As Type as shown in the image below. From the drop down menu that appears we must select the file type PowerPoint Show (*.ppsx) as shown below.

Save As Type

Once selected, we make sure that file type is PowerPoint Show (*.ppsx) as we can see in the image below. Once we have selected where we want the location of the file to be saved, the name of the file and the type of the file we press the Save button which is located at the bottom right corner of the window.

Save As Type

If we then locate the file that we have just save as PowerPoint Show, we notice that the icon of the file differs from the usual, depending on the View that we have for the folder. This sort of view of the specific file can be seen in Small Icons, List and Details.

PowerPoint Show Icon

If we select a different view it will be shown as the image below.

PowerPoint Show

All we have to do now, or whoever that we have sent the presentation is to just open it, and straight away the Slide Show will start automatically.

PowerPoint Slide Show

Below you can check out the video describing the steps on how to create a PowerPoint Slide Show.

PowerPoint Slide Show

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Posted on October 16, 2013, in Microsoft Office 2013 English, PowerPoint English 2013 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on PowerPoint Slide Show.

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