How to loop a Powerpoint | Tutorial

How to loop a Powerpoint

PowerPoint can be used to create great presentations, whether you want to use them at school or in a company. Another useful application is at trade shows, for example. But here it is important that PowerPoint runs in an endless loop, so that the presentation automatically starts again from the beginning without anyone having to become active for it. A corresponding function in PowerPoint is available, but it depends mainly on other settings, so that everything works the way you want it to. We will show you in more detail how to set the loop in PowerPoint so that the presentations remain really vivid.

PowerPoint continuous loop: The right settings are important!

In a presentation, the most important thing is the right timing. How long is a presentation sheet to be seen? Which transition is used? How long does the transition last. These are all relevant questions that are also related to the continuous loop. If not set correctly, the pages will otherwise race through so quickly that no information can be perceived by the viewer. This defeats the purpose of the presentation. So we’ll explain what you need to watch out for here, too.

Step-by-step instructions:

This is how you set the infinite loop:

  • Open your presentation in PowerPoint
  • Switch to the “Slide Show” tab
  • Click on “Set Up Slide Show” in the “Set up” group
  • In the display options check “Loop continuously until Esc”
  • Click on OK
  • Done!

Important: Set the transitions correctly:

  • Switch to the “Transitions” tab
  • Apply the following steps to all worksheets individually:
    • Select a suitable transition
    • Deactivate the checkbox “Next slide on mouse click” in the group “Display duration” (optional)
    • Check the box “Next slide after:” and set a suitable time in which all information of the page can be captured
    • Important: Check the times in any case. Powerpoint sometimes has set only a few hundredths of a second before, so that the page is not even displayed correctly
  • Done!

It’s like so often that the actual function is quick and easy to activate, but it depends much more on other aspects to get the desired result. We hope that the tutorial has helped you and that your presentation is now ready to take as many repetitions as you need. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave us a comment on Youtube.


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