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Jan 7, 2021 - 1 minute read - technology

The Best Way to Share a PowerPoint Presentation Over Teams

This is the best way to present your PowerPoint over Teams while being able to see the presenter notes.

  1. On the Slide Show tab in the ribbon, click the “From Beginning” button. This will take your presentation full screen.
  2. Use Alt-Tab (Cmd-Tab on a Mac) to cycle through the open applications and select the Teams meeting window.
  3. Click the sharing button in Teams and choose the PowerPoint that is in full screen presentation mode.
  4. Use Alt-Tab (Cmd-Tab on a Mac) to cycle back to your presentation
  5. Right click on the presentation and choose “Use Presenter View”.

The people in the Teams meeting will see the presentation. They won’t see the presenter’s notes. This will give you the best set up for conducting the presentation while giving the audience your slides at full size.

Teams has a built in option to share a PowerPoint but this uses PowerPoint for the web. This has a limited feature set so some of your animations or transitions may not work as intended. The other downside is that you can’t see your presenter’s notes.