Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your slides are being seen by your audience properly when using our platform. Whether you are using dual screens or not, making sure you are presenting the correct screen or window is important.

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Note: The tips below will help you on sharing your file on screen. If you're planning to share your presentation file with your attendees to be downloaded, you may click this article on Uploading File Handouts for more information.

Sharing a PowerPoint Presentation

On a Single Screen

When a speaker presents a PowerPoint, the 'Play from Start' button will open the PPT in full-screen mode. This leaves no accessibility for the speaker to view chats, launch polls, or answer questions in the Q&A. However, there is a way to start the slideshow so that the PPT opens in an application window instead of fullscreen!

To use the 'Window' method, follow the steps below:

  • Open the PowerPoint presentation, select the Slide Show tab and then click the Set Up Slide Show button.

  • Select the Browsed by an individual (window) option and de-select the Show scrollbar option.

This allows the speaker to present in a floating window, and they are free to navigate other apps on their device.

  • Go ahead and click the Play from Start button in PowerPoint. This should open another window with just the presentation.

  • To make sure that viewers can only see the PowerPoint presentation, navigate to the 'Window' tab inside the sharing options and select the slide presentation.

Like so:

Presenting on a Dual Screen

Having a dual-screen when presenting is advisable as it gives you more space to work with. Note that Presenter View on dual-screen also maximizes both screens and has no option to be played inside a window. It is still best to set it to be browsed by an individual window and play it from there.

When presenting, choose the correct window to show the slideshow.

Using Mac's Keynote Presentation

Just like how a PowerPoint presentation takes up the whole screen by default, Keynote also does the same, but it can also present inside the window by selecting 'Play Slideshow in Window'.

Using Google Slides Presentation

In order to share your Google Slides presentation, first you'll need to present in slideshow. You can do this by clicking the Slideshow button.

Once the slideshow is being presented, you'll need to hover on the lower left portion and select the 3-dot option menu, from there you'll need to click on exit full screen.

Your presentation will then be in a smaller window and you can freely navigate in other windows. When sharing the presentation in our Accelevents studio, make sure to select Chrome Tab in sharing options and then select your presentation from there.

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