See all slides presentation view
I love the fact that I can see all slides in the presentation view, but every time I click one of the slides, it kicks me outta that view. Can't I just use only that view? Make it stay or at least a setting or option to keep it there.
Alyss Swanson commented
The strange thing is that PowerPoint for Mac has retained the slide pane in the presenter view which was really wonderful. I switched to a windows machine believing that Powerpoint would be just as feature-rich but sadly that has not turned out to be the case. Like so many here, I use PowerPoint for church worship presentation. Having the ability to see and select slides out of sequence is invaluable. Please include this feature with some urgency. Thank you.
If the ability to see all slides doesn't come out soon I'll have to buy some type of presentation software like propresenter or mediashout.
this is bad, still missing those all slide preview ribbon
Ian Carr commented
Really need the Scroll Ribbon in Presenter mode reintroduced. I can't for the life of me see why MS would want to instigate a backward "update" like the one currently in place i.e. JUST the next slide.
It does not suit my purpose in a church environment where the minister may jump a few or want to go back to a previous x slide.
If this isn't part of the next release, we may have to bite the bullet and purchase a Preesnetation Software package and wipe PowerPoint.
I too, have to keep on using PowerPoint 2010, missing the slide scroll ribbon in Presenter view :(
John S commented
The suggestion on using the "g" key works okay, not the best but good enough. Everytime you pick a slide in presenter view, hit the g key and shows the grid view. Little annoying but in a few years probably be replaced by AI presenters so it wont really matter by then ...
Terry Jackson commented
Desperately need the slide scroll ribbon in Presenter view.
Currently compile Shows on Home computer and show them on Church Computer which has an older version of PowerPoint.
Plans are afoot to replace Church Computer and update software but the thought of retraining the operators to use PowerPoint without the Slide Scroll Ribbon is too daunting to consider.
Please bring the ribbon back ASAP!
Bill Feist commented
I am using PowerPoint 365. I agree with the multiple, multiple concerns expressed about NOT being able to see multiple slides in a ribbon in presenter view or, at least, to be able to keep the grid view up permanently to be able to move from slide to slide without automatically returning to presenter view, This was an INCREDIBLY useful feature in earlier powerpoint versions. I also, so far, have not found any reply from Microsoft about this problem. How about a HINT that someone has seen it and is either (a) looking at the issue, (b) is fixing the issue, or at least (c) has no intention of fixing the issue and we'll all just have to live with it! (probably not the best marketing or public relations choice for the future, however.).
Jared Pickerell commented
Another vote to have options in presenter view to keep "all slides thumbnail preview" always visible and be able to click on thumbnail to navigate to that slide. Also, really need provide an option to have the scrollable thumbnails always visible on the bottom (with resizable bar) as we had with PowerPoint 2010 and prior. This is a HUGE loss and I keep Office 2010 installed for this very reason.
Any chance we can get this functionality back?!
Robert Latcham commented
Ditto on the ribbon at the bottom of the presenter screen. We used the ribbon view during our church masses often. (Skipping verses, skipping songs, etc) The slide sorter view is just not usable.
Chris Wagner commented
It's been years now and this still hasn't been addressed? We would really love to see this feature back... we continue to roll back our version of PowerPoint to 2010!!!
Wade Wyant commented
This needs to be fixed! I use both PC and MAC, I'm about to send my Windows Studio back, this feature is a MUST HAVE!
Seems like a pretty straightforward fix to something Microsoft broke. Find the old code, package it in a widget, compile it to the latest .NET Framework? Can't for the life of me grasp why it isn't fixed. And yes, taking away a feature because you think you know better IS BREAKING IT.
Lauren Wicks commented
In older versions of presenter view there was a scrollable strip along the bottom of all the slides in the presentation that could be used to jump ahead, jump back, or simply view a larger group of slides at once. (Like slide sorter but viewable in the main view). Although I understand the thinking behind showing the next animation (rather than the next slide) in the main portion of the presenter view screen, having a strip of upcoming and past slide thumbnails always at the bottom (rather than having to click into slide sorter view and back) used to really help me keep track of the bigger picture of where I was while presenting.
Chris M commented
Just a note of assistance to churches and teachers, I have a work-around for this trouble which I'm sharing below. I have been very frustrated by this limitation in the newer Presenter view too. I have an all-in-one computer with built-in monitor 1 (showing Presenter view) and projector as monitor 2 (showing the presentation only).
I don't know why the Presenter view's default is ALWAYS maximized, but I shrink the window so I can see the the left edge of the main PowerPoint editing window behind it where it shows the slide thumbnails. This allows previewing any of the slides in the presentation right beside the presenter view. Without clicking, you can hover and scroll with the mouse. This lets you preview slides and see the slide numbers.
If you require the slide transitions when you make a jump, in presenter view you have to blindly type the slide number and 'enter'. You can't see what you type, but give it a try. You can enter the number and wait until the right moment to hit 'enter'.
My additional frustration is how background music or auto-timed slides will stop/pause if you click outside of presenter view to, lets say, edit a slide quickly. This makes no sense to me at all. It's supposed to be a background process and let the computer remain a multitasking tool. So frustrating.
Graham Bunn commented
Please may I add my request to the forum.
We really do think this latest version is a backward step.
PLEASE bring back the ribbon. Switching to slide sorter does not include transitions when projected.
I constantly need visibility of whats coming up on the next 4 or 5 slides. I can't afford to be switched to and from 'all slide view' during a presentation.
The complaints about not being able to see multiple slides in presenter view just keep coming. When will this be fixed?
We have been using a MAC for powerpoint presentations. In addition to the next slide and notes appearing on the right, about 10 or so slides (using office 365 ) are visible on the bottom. We could jump back and forth if needed. We now have a new PC, loaded office 365 and the multiple slide view is gone. This is a critical issue when presenting regularly.
I have used PwrPt 2010 with Presenter view for almost a decade in my teaching. I could have a Chromebook as supplied by my school division but I bought my own pc and MS Office specifically for this feature. I was very disappointed to see that MS has changed Presenter View by eliminating the preview pane at the bottom.
The loss of this feature has me considering just switching the the inferior (but free in my case) Google slides.
Please - if there is a fix or an update to get this back I NEED it.