How To Set Up A Kiosk Presentation

In PowerPoint we can easily create a Self-Running Presentation in order to communicate our information without the need of a presenter. We can set up the Presentation in order to run unattended in a kiosk, a booth or a convention. We can also make the appropriated adjustments, so that our audience cannot make changes to our Self-Running Presentation. Once we create a Self-Running Presentation, it automatically restarts after it is finished.

In order to create a Self-Running Presentation also known as Kiosk Presentation, all you need to do is to follow the steps below.

First we must create our Presentation, or open it in order to set it up as a Kiosk Presentation and then we must select the Slide Show tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Set Up we select the command Set Up Slide Show as shown in the image below.

Slide Show Tab - Set Up Slide Show

Once selected the Set Up Show window appears, where under the area at the top left corner named Show Type we notice the following three commands:

  • Presented By A Speaker (Full Screen)
  • Browsed By An Individual (Window)
  • Browsed At A Kiosk (Full Screen)

Set Up Show Dialog Box

In order to create a Self-Running Presentation a.k.a., Kiosk Presentation we select the check box next to the command Browsed At A Kiosk (Full Screen) as shown in the image below. Once the command is selected, a lot of commands in this window will not become any more available as we can see in the image below.

Browsed At Kiosk

Once finished we press the Ok button in order to return to our Presentation. In order for the Kiosk Presentation to work properly we must time our slides. In order to do that, from the Slide Show tab and from the Set Up area we must select the Rehearse Timings button as shown in the image below.

Rehearse Timings

Once the Rehearse Timings command is selected we are transferred into Recording Mode as we can see in the image below. In this mode we can navigate to the first slide of our Presentation and press the Pause button which is located at the top left corner of the window in order to stop the Timer.

We can click on the Timecode area and enter the amount of the time that we want our slide to appear for. Once we enter it, we just click on another part of the screen in order for the time to take place. We then move on to the other slides and repeat the same process. Once finished, we make sure that everything is set up as we want.

Rehearse Settings

Once we finish Rehearsing the Timings, we press the Esc button on our keyboard and an Informational Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box appears, notifying us that if we want to save the Slide Timings we press the Yes button and if not we press the No button. If we are sure about the Slide Timings, we press the Yes button to return to our Presentation.

Informational Dialog Box

That is it! We are all set with our Kiosk Presentation.

Below you can check out the video describing how to Set Up A Kiosk Presentation in PowerPoint 2016.


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