Create a "Share as Slideshow" link option (without full HTML of embed code)
With the recent change to open share links in Edit mode, if you want to send to a recipient to just play a slideshow, the recipient must then click to play the deck after opening it.
In many cases, we want to the recipient to jump right into the slideshow mode.
Embed code is similar, but comes with the additional HTML for the iFrame. If we just want to send the link via Teams, Skype or email, this is overkill.
We'd like the Share option in PowerPoint to have an option to "open as slideshow" or "share as slideshow," so recipients can click to automatically view in slideshow mode.
I'm surprised that the option to launch as a slideshow has been eliminated. When I am sharing my presentation, the goal is for them to experience the show seamlessly. It is very horsey to have them launch the show – or not – as the case may be.
Hopefully MS will look at this. I'm keen to publish a monthly report (sort of Quasi BI) that is PPSX based but includes buttons (hyperlinks to other pages within the file) to assist users to navigate.
At the Moment I use the pdf of the presentation for our colleagues, because we need to click on a link to a "Forms"-poll after watching the presentation.
There is workaround to share the "slideshow" instead of the presentation. In OneDrive select the dot's. Then select the option "Preview". This will open a slideshow instead of the presentation. Copy the link and share it instead. There is even a notification, about the 'new' PowwerPoint Viewer.
It's not easy, you can't use the "new" share menu's, because you have no control over the link, but it works.
Hopefully we will see an option or better, sharing a PPSX will open the presentation in the Viewer as intended.
Essentially we'd like the Online equivalent of a .pptx vs .ppsx