Choose which display (presentation & presenter view) goes to which monitor/output
In professional AV, we need to be able to plug two video signal outputs into a mac or pc and feed one of these with the actual presentation and the other one with the 'Presenter View'.
Please make this possible!
On the laptop display it would be ideal if you could make live changes to the presentation while its running as well :)
If you un-maximize presenter view, you should be able to drag it to another monitor and snap-maximize it there :)
Jim Perry commented
This is especially important when presenting over a virtual meeting (Zoom, etc), as you want to configure the presentation, presenter view, and videoconference windows optimally. For me, I want the videoconference front and center, and the presentation and the presenter view on ancillary monitors.
Lawrence M. commented
My setup consist of 3 monitors and now that my whole company is working remotely I'm doing more presentations from my desk rather than in conference rooms. This requires that I have 1 monitor for screen sharing the slide show, and another monitor set up for the presenter view.
In the Slide Show tab I can easily configure which monitor the slide show starts on, so that my screen share monitor is set correctly; however, the presenter view just starts on whichever monitor it wants which means I have to minimize the screen, move it across the screen share to the monitor I want, and then maximize again.
It would be really nice if I could configure which monitor presenter view opens in as well so that I can get up and running immediately when starting a slide show.
Josh Bernoff commented
Here's a solution. To change the monitor that the Presenter View appears on, you need to change the default monitor in Mac Preferences/Displays. Solution described here:
Absurd the microsoft still hasn't fixed this. I have found that what order I plug the extra monitors in determines which one the presenter view appears on.
Sean Kent: The goal is to plug two external HDMI displays ("monitors") into a single Mac laptop, and have those two plus the laptop's LCD display show the following:
Monitor #1 (HDMI #1 output): full-screen presentation - "Audience view."
Monitor #2 (HDMI #2 output) and laptop LCD display: "Presenter view" ("mirrored displays").
I have been able to achieve the audience view on Mon #1 and the other two displays to be mirrored UNTIL I ACTUALLY START THE SLIDE SHOW. At that point, Mon #1 shows the Audience view, the laptop shows the Presenter view, but Mon #2 shows a separate Mac desktop view.
Unfortunately, Sean, your solution does not work. Microsoft: help!
Sean Kent commented
In the latest version of Office 365 this is easy. Select the monitor for displaying the slides. Then start the slide show. If the notes are on the wrong monitor, just drag and drop the window the desired monitor.
Jamie Garroch commented
Refer to one possible visualisation (screenshot) of this request here:
Chris Audio / AV Tech commented
Keynote goes one step further with this. I can nominate each attached display to be either 'presentation' or 'presenter view', and can create custom layouts for each presenter display - so if I wanted I could have one full screen display just for slide notes, with another to show the rest of the items I want. The Keynote presenter view is brilliantly customisable - drawback is that it doesn't preview running videos hence using Powerpoint more often currently.
Matthew Cook commented
It would also be good to allocate "Presentation" and "Presenter" to an infinite number of monitors attached to a machine. In one three-monitor setup I look after (for example), it would be good to have two "Presenter" views, without the need for third-party hardware or software.
Richard Simmonds commented
Yes it would be helpful to also have that feature to be customizable like in keynote. When running presentations for clients off of laptops I need 2 seperate outputs 1 for the main screens and one to either display just the notes section, just the next slide or thr presenter view as on thr laptops main screen. Currently to achieve this I have to run 2 seperate machines. Currently keynote allows me to do this but i as well as the whole AV community as a whole would love this feature as we do this daily.