Advanced Presentations – Custom Shows
Create, show a named custom slide show.
A custom slide show can be used to show all or only some specific slides of a presentation in a user defined order. As many custom slide shows can be defined from one set of slides as are required. In a custom slide show, you can select which slides to include as well as the order in which they are shown. Any hidden slides will not appear in a custom slide show.
To create a custom slide show, click on ‘Slide Show’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Custom Slide Show’. This will open the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog box.
In this dialog box, click on ‘New’ and the ‘Define Custom Slide Show’ dialog opens.
In this dialog box, type a name for the new custom slide show in the ‘Name’ text box. Here, in the ‘Existing slides’ list, all the existing slides in the presentation are listed. Select the slides from this list to include in the show. Click the ‘>>’ button to include the slides in the ‘Selected slides’ list. You can select and include several slides at the same time. Hold down the ‘Shift’ key from the keyboard and click the first and last slide in a group to select that group, or hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key from the keyboard and click on individual slides to select them.
When you have finished arranging the order of the slides, click on ‘OK’ to save this custom slide show and return to the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog. To activate a custom slide show, select it in the list in the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog box and then check the ‘Use Custom Slide Show’ check box.
Copy, edit, and delete a custom slide show.
To edit a custom slide show (add, remove, or change the order of slides, or change the name of the show), select it in the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog and then click on ‘Edit’.
To delete a custom slide show, select it in the ‘Custom Slide Shows dialog’ and click ‘Delete’. Deletion is immediate and no confirmation message appears.
To create a copy of a slide show, select it in the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog and click ‘Copy’. You can now edit the copy by renaming and adding, removing, or changing the order of slides in it.
You can preview your custom slide show from the Custom Slide Shows dialog if the ‘Use Custom Slide Show’ option is selected. Select the slide show from the list and click on ‘Start’. When you have finished working with custom slide shows, click ‘Close’ to save all changes and close the ‘Custom Slide Shows’ dialog.