Reading View in PowerPoint for Mac
PowerPoint for Windows has Reading view which is like Presenter view with the title bar and the task bar. The good thing about Reading view is that you can have multiple windows open, and you can also have two presentations with Reading view open in two different displays, thus affording an amazing way to compare before and after slides. PowerPoint for Mac still does not have this view.
You can learn more about Reading view at https://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/learn/interface/365/reading-view.html
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Need it for Mac.
Ted Pavlic commented
Note that this is identical to the existing functionality of going to the "Slide Show" portion fo the ribbon and then going to "Set Up Slide Show" and selecting a "Windowed" show type. It is nice that this can be entered without modifying the show's settings (as before), but this has been available in PowerPoint for Mac for a long time.
This is critical, both in the class I teach and the corporate presentations I give to clients. It's important to be able to read the room and you can't do that while presenting on a Mac. Hoping you bring this to that iOS soon.
This is an essential part of Powerpoint presentation when using two screens while teaching online. Using Zoom, it permits observing classroom interactivity while sharing the screen.
Alannah Lee commented
Yes I have a Mac and this is a great idea
Pearl Afram Ofosu-Aikins commented
Yes! I used windows for online teaching last semester and with reading view, I was able to present slides whilst observing class behavior and answering arising questions in the chat session in real-time.
This semester I have switched to mac and I am unable even see reactions and questions to what is being taught whilst presenting because the slides take the full screen.
This stalls the class and reduces students' interest as I have to keep going back and forth just to answer questions in real-time.
Kindly fix this as soon as possible since almost everything is done online now due to COVID.
Yes, this is crazy. Add reading view to Mac. For all the reasons that others have mentioned.
How about some equity with PC features in COVID necessitated Zoom meetings.
My "teach from home" would benefit from the addition of Reading View to PowerPoint for Mac.
Reading view is essential in replicating dual projection powerpoints in Zoom.
Reading view is essential for showing and discussing animated presentations in work and academic environments without needing to occupy the entire screen. Please bring it to MAC osx version of PowerPoint.
Jonathan Hurd commented
Please add the Reader View feature since it is needed for OBS recording of presentations.
Chris Merchant commented
Really need it when presenting in online meetings
Reading view is a very important feature to add to Mac version
Thank you for posting this! We need the feature ASAP in this age of so many online presentations. Without the feature we can't also see what is happening with the students in our classes, chat, etc., because the PowerPoint presentation blocks out everything else on the screen.