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Tech Tip: Turn your mouse into a laser pointer!

From the IT Group:

When you are presenting to a class or a meeting and want to be able to draw the eyes of your audience to specific information on your PowerPoint…

Turn your mouse into a laser pointer!

In PowerPoint 2016 or PowerPoint 2013, in Slide Show view or in Reading view, you can turn your mouse into a laser pointer to draw your audience’s attention to something on a slide.

Do one of the following:

  • To use the laser pointer in Slide Show view, on the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click either From Beginning or From Current Slide to start your slide show.
  • To use the laser pointer in Reading view, on the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Reading View.

Press and hold CTRL, and then click and drag the left mouse button to point to the contents on the slide that you want to draw attention to.

NOTE: If you want your audience to see the laser pointer, but not your mouse pointer, be sure to press and hold CTRL before you move your mouse to keep the mouse pointer hidden.

Give this a try the next time you want to be sure your audience sees some important information and thanks to our friends at Microsoft for this tip!

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