run power point viewer minimized

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
using xp home, ppt viewer, dual monitor configuration (two monitors, separate screens

when i open a ppt file, it spreads across both monitors.

how can i make powerpoint viewer  run minimized, ie on one monitor only?
Question by:flanker46
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    Expert Comment

    you may have to reconfig your display settings so that your desktop is shown in clone mode over 2 monitors, you have to understand that your running one program over 2 monitors, if you have a PPT open on the 2ndary screen as a secondary instance then no probs, but as its only one instance spanned not possible.
    try opening 2 instances of this PPT,
    alternative idea is Virtual desktop

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    Expert Comment

    Well, you could make it so the power point program isn't maximized, then resize and move the window so it only fills the screen on one monitor.
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    Accepted Solution

    First, check out:
    A Multiple Monitor Tutorial by PowerPoint MVP Chirag Dalal
    It sounds like you're spanning instead of using true multiple monitors.

    PowerPoint won't allow 2 instances of the application, but there are some options:
    Working with two monitors; editing PowerPoint on dual monitors

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