PowerPoint Slide Show

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a slide show that I would like the first 5 slides to loop until a key is pressed or mouse is clicked, and then show would continue with slide 6. If the first slide had a loop to loop thru multiple pictures and then after a key press would go to slide 6 that would be the ideal situation. Is there an easy way to set it up to do this?
Question by:Vince Glisson
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    You can create a custom show to loop specific slides. First, set up the transitions for the slides and use the "Set up Slide Show" dialog on the Slide Show ribbon to select "Loop continuously until ESC". Then create a custom show with the Custom Slide Show command on the Slide Show ribbon. Add the desired slides to the custom show. After that, hide the slides of the custom slide show, so they won't show in the regular slide sequence.

    To start the loop you need one slide to be before the custom slide show, with a button or a shape that triggers the custom show. Create a hyperlink to the custom slide show and tick "Show and Return" in the hyperlink dialog. When the custom show is exited, just continue to the next slide by hitting Enter or the right-arrow key.

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    cheers, teylyn

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    Additional notes:

    End the loop by hitting ESC. This will return to the slide with the button/shape that calls the loop. Use the mouse or the arrow keys to proceed to the next slide.

    The slide with the button can be just a black slide, with a big black shape that hyperlinks to the loop. Clicking the mouse anywhere within the big black shape will start the loop. Hitting the Enter key or the Right Arrow key will progress to the next slide.

    Hope that helps.

    cheers, teylyn
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