The Most Efficient Way to Set Up Presenter View
If hooking up to a projector continue reading, but if you plan on presenting using another monitor (for example a TV screen), follow steps 1-4 Here then skip down to “Using Presenter View”. If you’re using a Mac or Apple product, click Here.
This section is here to teach you how to change your display from a mirrored to an extended display. A mirrored display means that whatever you see on your computer will also appear on the projection, while an extended display makes the projection act like a second desktop. “Presenter View” must be used in an extended display, because it requires the projection to show the presentation, and the computer to show the “Presenter View” screen.
Once your computer has been connected to the projector and it has been powered on, press the “Windows” and “P” keys at the same time.
Select “Extend” on the menu that appears:
As the name suggests, this will make your projector act as an extension of your computer screen. If you move your mouse pointer off the right side of your computer screen, it should appear on the projection.
To open the “Presenter View” function, use one of two ways. First, click on the small arrow next to the “Present” button on your slide.
This will open a small drop-down menu. Click on “Presenter View”.
The second method is to first, start the presentation. At the bottom of the screen will be a small button labeled “Q&A”.
Click on it to begin “Presenter View”.
Both methods will leave you with a screen looking like this:
You must click and drag your presentation off the right side of the screen. To do so, click and drag here on the top of the page:
Lastly, click the “Maximize” button on the “Presenter View” window.
Now you’re all set up to use the “Presenter View” application! If done correctly, you should see the “Presenter View” window on your computer and your presentation as the projection.