How to create your own slide show

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
When you create a presentation, it is difficult to develop a perfect plan of slides in the very beginning. Very often, you don’t know, which part of your presentation will be interesting for the auditoria. For example, when you present the same presentation about the new project many times, the auditoria can be different.

For top-managers it will be interesting to have a detailed view of the part about profits, for sales-managers will be interesting the part about market, for accountants it will be more interesting to see the totals and budgets, etc.

It is perfect, if you know your audience before you give the presentation. But if you want anytime and anywhere to be a successful presenter, you need to be flexible.

Using PowerPoint, you can organize your slides in the several different ways using scenarios, and, before starting the presentation, just select the specific for this moment.

To create presentation scenarios, do the following:

    1.    On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click on the Custom Slide Show dropdown list and then select Custom Shows…:

Custom shows in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    On the Custom Shows dialog box, click the New… button:

Custom shows dialog box in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    On the Define Custom Show dialog box:

    3.1.    In the Slides in presentation list, select slides you need to show in that custom show by checking the appropriate checkboxes, and then click the Add button:

Define Custom show in PowerPoint 2016

    3.2.    In the Slides in custom show list you can reorganize selected slides by:

Slides in Custom show in PowerPoint 2016
  • Moving up or down of some slides using arrow buttons: Up arrow in PowerPoint 2016 and Down arrow in PowerPoint 2016
  • Remove slides by clicking Remove button Remove arrow in PowerPoint 2016.

    3.3.    Optionally, type the name of this custom show in the Slide show name textbox.

    3.4.    Click OK.

Anytime you can remove or edit the custom show. To do that, follow next steps:

    1.    On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click on the Custom Slide Show dropdown list and then select Custom Shows….

    2.    On the Custom Shows dialog box, click the appropriate button:

Your own Custom show in PowerPoint 2016

To present your custom show, on the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click on the Custom Slide Show dropdown list and then select your own custom show:

Run Your own Custom show in PowerPoint 2016

It will show just selected slides in the custom order.

Note: Be aware of the slide numbers – if you use it, in the custom show you will see the numbers from source presentation!

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