Many times you would want to use your laptop as a prompter while the audience sees the slide show on the projector (beamer). You would want to display the speaker notes on the laptop when the slide show is running. The PowerShow add-in offers you to view the notes for the shows on a different monitor. The notes are kept synchronized with the slide that is being projected to the audience.
There are 2 methods to display notes on your monitor while displaying slide show through the projector.
This method gets you full-screen formatted notes on your monitor and full-screen slide show on the projector. The following are the steps:
You would now see PowerShow's formatted notes view on the primary monitor and the slide show on the second monitor. PowerShow's formatted notes view allows you to zoom in and zoom out the notes to allow you to comfortably look at the notes from a distance. This is helpful if you are standing at a distance from your podium/lecturn and want to look at your notes for reference.
This method allows you to use PowerPoint's native notes page for displaying notes and keeping the notes page in-sync with the slide show. An advantage of this method is that it allows you to display shapes and images that you insert on the notes page. The notes page is shown on the primary monitor and the slide show is shown on the secondary monitor. The following are the steps:
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This configuration will enable you to see notes on the primary monitor through the normal PowerPoint views and see the slide show on the secondary monitor.
The PowerShow SlideShow Navigator toolbar is created when PowerShow Session starts. If you don't see this toolbar, select View | Toolbars | PowerShow SlideShow Navigator menu item to show it. The PowerShow SlideShow Navigator toolbar allows you to control the slide show running through the projector.
The landscape setup for notes page also changes the configuration for handouts. If this is not desirable, then you can replace the step 2 above with the following step 2:
The rest of the steps remain the same.