Set Slide Show to Secondary Monitor

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I'm using powerpoint 2000.
The code below is the code I'm using in the open event of a slide show.  It is pretty much the same settings that can be set my manually going to Slide Show on the main menu and selecting Set up Show...
The only setting I can't find the code for is the "Show On:" setting. I want to set it to the secondary monitor.  I've tried to manually change this setting, but it won't save for some reason, so I want to pass the setting through the code.  How can I do this?

With ActivePresentation.SlideShowSettings

        .ShowType = ppShowTypeKiosk

        .LoopUntilStopped = msoTrue

        .ShowWithNarration = msoTrue

        .ShowWithAnimation = msoTrue

        .RangeType = ppShowAll

        .AdvanceMode = ppSlideShowUseSlideTimings

        .PointerColor.SchemeColor = ppForeground


    End With

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Question by:coperations07
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    Expert Comment

    I don't believe that is an option in the PowerPoint Object Model. More likelyn to be an issue with your PC's setup / graphics card.

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    I ended up buying the PowerShow Add-in from Microsoft to get the slide show to play on the  secondary monitor. I could set it to play through power point, but any time the primary monitor was clicked on it would stop the slide show.  PowerShow seems like a bit of over kill for what I need to do, but I never found another way to do it.

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