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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about PowerShow and their answers.

PowerShow

  1. Which versions of Microsoft PowerPoint does PowerShow support?
  2. Which versions of Microsoft Windows does PowerShow support?
  3. Can I store the selections that I have made in the PowerShow Session Settings dialog box for future?
  4. How do I use the saved settings?
  5. What is PowerShow Session Controller?
  6. How do I navigate through multiple slide shows simultaneously?
  7. How do I run slide shows continuously for hours together with PowerShow?
  8. How do I run multiple videos on a slide? How do I run videos on all the running slide shows? What does Insert Movie... menu item in Insert menu do?
  9. What is Quick Power Show? I see this menu item in Slide Show menu.
  10. How do I use PowerShow with Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer?
  11. Can I use PowerShow to display slide shows as screen saver?
  12. Is PowerShow available for Macintosh version of PowerPoint?

Multiple Monitors

  1. What does it mean when you say the machine has multi-monitor support?
  2. How do I setup my PC or laptop for multiple monitors?
  3. Who manufactures multi-monitor cards?
  4. My laptop doesn't seem to support multiple displays. Do I have any option other than changing the laptop?
  5. Can I edit different PowerPoint presentations in different windows on different monitors?

Which versions of Microsoft PowerPoint does PowerShow support?

PowerShow is supported on the following versions:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

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Which versions of Microsoft Windows does PowerShow support?

PowerShow is supported on the following versions:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 are recommended for use instead of previous versions of Windows.

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Can I store the selections that I have made in the PowerShow Session Settings dialog box for future use?

Yes. To save the selections, click the Save Settings... button on the PowerShow Session Settings dialog box. You will be prompted to provide the file name in which the settings will be saved. PowerShow stores the settings in a file with the extension .pss.

The stored settings include the full path to the selected presentations. The path is stored relative to the settings file.

Related tip: Start PowerPoint session as soon as PC starts.

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How do I use the saved settings?

The saved settings can be recalled using Slide Show | Load Power Show Session... menu item. You will be prompted with a dialog box to provide the file name that has the stored PowerShow settings. While loading the settings, PowerShow will open the presentations referenced in the settings if they are not already open.

After successfully loading the settings, PowerShow will present you the PowerShow Session Settings dialog box.

Related tip: Start PowerPoint session as soon as PC starts.

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How do I navigate through multiple slide shows simultaneously?

Some of the ways to navigate through multiple slide shows simultaneously are:

  1. The PowerShow SlideShow Navigator toolbar provides buttons that allow you to go to the first slide, previous slide, next slide, last slide on all running slide shows:

    PowerShow SlideShow Navigator Toolbar

    The toolbar can be made visible by selecting View | Toolbars | PowerShow SlideShow Navigator menu item after starting PowerShow or TickerShow session.

    The PowerShow SlideShow Navigator is available in the Add-Ins tab when you start a PowerShow session.
     
  2. Shortcuts for PowerPoint add-in has a feature that enables you to navigate advance forward or backwards all running slide shows simultaneously.
     
  3. The PowerShow Session Controller allows you to control all slide shows from a single console.

  4. Slide Show Controller allows you to navigate all running slide shows simultaneously.

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How do I run slide shows continuously for hours together with PowerShow?

Slide shows can be configured to run continuously by setting up automatic (timed) animations within slides, automatic (timed) transitions across slides, loop continuously and turning OFF saving AutoRecovery information.

These steps are listed in detail at the following tip: Run Slide Shows Continuously.

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What is Quick Power Show? I see this menu item in Slide Show menu.

The Quick PowerShow feature enables you to use your last used PowerShow settings. When you click Start Show button on the PowerShow Session Settings dialog box, PowerShow stores these settings. When you select Slide Show | Quick Power Show menu item, these settings are retrieved and used to start a PowerShow session. All presentations started through Quick PowerShow start from their currently active slide.

The Quick PowerShow settings are stored in QuickPowerShow.pss file in your My Documents folder.

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How do I use PowerShow with the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer?

PowerShow works with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2007 only.

OfficeOne PowerViewer works with the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. PowerViewer enhances Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer and provides multi-monitor capabilities to it.

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Can I use PowerShow to display slide shows as screen saver?

Slide shows started with PowerShow cannot be used as screen saver. Look at OfficeOne Screen Saver to display different slide shows on different monitors as screen saver.

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Is PowerShow available for Macintosh version of PowerPoint?

PowerShow is currently available for Windows versions of PowerPoint only.

PowerPoint presentations can be developed on Macintosh and shown through PowerShow on Microsoft Windows.

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What does it mean when you say the machine has multi-monitor support?

Click on the following links to know more about multi-monitor feature:

  1. Multi-monitor concepts: A brief tutorial that explains the concepts involved in multi-monitor feature.
  2. Multi-monitor website: A website dedicated to multiple monitors.
  3. A brief note on how to configure multi-monitor support in Windows XP at Microsoft website: Expand Your Workspace with Multiple Monitors and Dualview

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How do I setup my PC or laptop for multiple monitors?

Click here to enable your PC with multiple monitors.

Click here to enable your laptop with multiple monitors.

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Who manufactures multi-monitor cards?

The following vendors manufacture multi-monitor cards:

  1. ATI: ATI manufactures dual-head and quad-head cards - ATI FirePro 2450, for example.
  2. Matrox: Matrox manufactures dual-head and quad-head cards - G-series, M-series and P-series.
  3. NVidia: NVidia's Quadro, MX and Go series of graphic cards have multi-monitor features. GeForce2 and GeForce4 both have MX and Go variants.

Click here to see a range of multi-monitor cards available through Amazon.

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My laptop doesn't seem to support multiple displays. Do I have any option other than changing the laptop?

Click here to know how to add more displays to your laptop.

Click here to know how to add more displays to your desktop.

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Can I edit different PowerPoint presentations in different windows on different monitors?

PowerShow allows you to display different PowerPoint slide shows on different monitors simultaneously. It does not help much in the way of multi-monitor editing of PowerPoint presentations.

Look at Herbisoft Multiple Windows for PowerPoint for editing different PowerPoint presentations on different monitors in their own windows.

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