In default mode, as soon as you hit the “play” button on a , it takes over your entire screen. This makes it impossible to access your software.

Some people try to circumvent this by showing their in the environment but that means animations and transitions won't show.

And why would we want all the tools and navigation competing with our message?

Fortunately, there's a simple solution”

In , in the “Slide Show” tab, if we choose “Set Up Slide Show,” we see some display opions.

For “show ,” choose “Browsed by an individual (window).”

This will open your in its own window on your desktop. To use the in your , choose “Share Screen” in your software, and then choose the window that contains your active slide show.

And if you choose the “full screen” view option within that window, instead of filling the full screen, the title bar and footer will disappear and your slide presentation will fill the window your are playing in.

That's it. With a few clicks, you can share your PowerPoint slides without losing access to your software.