PPT2000: Full Screen Show Doesn't Return to Browsed Show Correctly

ID: Q212508

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If you view a Slide Show that is configured to be viewed in a window and then you switch to a full-screen show, it does not quit correctly.

If you press ESC or click End Show on the Slide Show menu, the Slide Show does not end. Instead, it switches back to being a browsed show. To quit the Slide Show correctly, you have to end it again.


When you run a browsed slide show and then switch to a full-screen show, PowerPoint starts a second copy of that Slide Show. You can press the ALT+TAB keys on your keyboard to switch back and forth between the two shows.

When you switch to the browsed slide show, PowerPoint will display a floating toolbar with one button (Resume Slide Show) named Slide Show. If you click Resume Slide Show after you use ALT+TAB to navigate to this slide show, you will go back to the full screen slide show.


When you have created these two instances of the Slide Show, you have to end each instance separately.


Viewing a Browsed Slide Show

To view a browsed slide show, follow these steps:
  1. On the Slide Show menu, click Set Up Show.

  2. In the Set Up Show dialog box, click Browsed By An Individual (Window).

  3. Click OK.

  4. On the Slide Show menu, click View Show or click Slide Show at the bottom of the screen.

Instead of filling the whole screen, the Slide Show plays in a large window.

Switching to a Full Screen Slide Show

To switch to a full screen slide show, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the Slide Show window.

  2. Click Full Screen on the shortcut menu.

Additional query words: 9.00 ppt9 ppt2k windowed partial switch

Keywords          : kbusage kbdta 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbprb 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999