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Using Custom Shows

Custom Shows allow you to create multiple slide shows from one PowerPoint presentation. They are ideal for scenarios when you need to deliver a presentation with similar content to different audiences.

Create a Custom Show

  1. Click the Custom Slide Show button in the Start Slide Show group of the Slide Show tab
  2. Click Custom Shows in the menu that appears
  3. The Custom Shows dialogue box is displayed

    Custom Shows dialogue box

  4. Click the New Button
  5. Defining a new Custom Show

  6. Enter a name for the custom show in the Slide show name: box
  7. Select the slides you want to use in the show from the Slides in presentation: list
  8. Hold down the Ctrl key whilst clicking to select multiple slides. You can only select slides from the current presentation

  9. Click the Add button to move them across to the Slides in custom show: list
  10. Completed Custom Show

  11. Use the arrow buttons to the right hand side of the dialogue box to re-order the slides, or the Remove button to delete slides if required
  12. Click Ok
  13. Click Close to close the Custom Shows dialogue box

Run a Custom Show

To run a Custom show:

  1. Click the Custom Slide Show button in the Start Slide Show group of the Slide Show tab
  2. Select the show you want to run from the list
  3. Running a Custom Show

    Custom Shows can be started during a presentation by using Action Buttons

Set up a Custom Show

Rather than selecting the Custom Show to play just prior to presenting, you may decide to set it up to be played ready for when you start the slide show.

  1. Click the Set Up Slide Show button in the Set Up group of the Slide Show tab
  2. Setting up the slide show

  3. Select the Custom Show option button from the Show slides panel
  4. Click the show you want to run from the drop list arrow
  5. Click Ok
  6. The Custom Show will now start the next time you press the F5 key or run a slide show in the normal way. Just remember to repeat the steps to change to the required show for each audience

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