Screen sharing a PowerPoint Presentation in Zoom

In this article, you will find three methods for sharing a PowerPoint presentation in Zoom. This can either be with dual monitors, a single monitor with the slide show in a window, or a single monitor with the slide show in full screen.

Dual monitors with slide show and presenter's views

Follow these steps if you are using a dual monitor setup and want to present your PowerPoint in one monitor while viewing the presenter's notes in another monitor.

1. Open the PowerPoint file.
2. Start or join a Zoom meeting
3. Click Share Screen in the meeting Controls.
Share screen icon
4. Select your primary monitor then click Share. If you are not sure which monitor is primary, select the one that the PowerPoint opens on.
5. While sharing your screen, switch PowerPoint to slide show mode by clicking the Slide Show tab > From Beginning or From Current Slide
Slide show tab buttons
If you correctly shared your primary monitor, participants will see the PowerPoint in slide show view. You will see a green border that indicates the monitor you are currently sharing.
Slideshow shared screen
The presenter's view will appear on the secondary monitor.
6. If you are not sharing the correct monitor, click Display Settings then Swap Presenter View and Slide Show. PowerPoint will switch the monitor that is used for slide show view.
Display settings swap presenter view and slide show
Alternatively, you can click  New Share on your screen share controls and select the screen showing the PowerPoint in slide show view.
Share screen controls

Single monitor setup with slide show view in a window

Follow these steps if you have a single monitor and want to share your PowerPoint presentation in slide show view, but have it contained in a window instead of in full screen.

1.Open the PowerPoint file you want to present.
2. click the Slide Show tab then Set Up Slide Show.
set up slide show
3. under Show type, select Browsed by an individual (window), then click OK.
set up slide show window
4. switch PowerPoint to slide show mode by clicking the Slide Show tab > From Beginning or From Current Slide.
slide show tab buttons
PowerPoint will display the slide show in a window.
Slide show in window
5. In Zoom, start or join a meeting.
6. Click Share Screen in the meeting controls.
Share screen icon
7. Select the PowerPoint window then click Share.

Single monitor setup with slide show view in full screen

1. Open the PowerPoint file you want to present.
2. Start or join a zoom meeting.
3. Click Share Screen in the meeting controls.
Share screen icon
4. Select your monitor then click Share.
5. While sharing your screen. switch the PowerPoint to slide show mode by clicking the Slide Show tab > From beginning or From Current Slide.
slide show tab buttons
The green border indicates the monitor you are currently sharing.
Slideshow shared screen




Keywords:Powerpoint, screen, share, sharing, Zoom, HyFlex   Doc ID:108832
Owner:Simon K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-02-03 11:44 CSTUpdated:2021-02-05 11:38 CST
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