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How to Loop a PowerPoint in 5 Simple Steps

September 10, 2019

Public speaking isn’t for everyone.

And if you’re anything like me, the idea of standing up in front of a group of people and presenting a PowerPoint can seem like its own circle of hell.

There are ways to make the nightmare less scary, and that includes putting the PowerPoint on loop, so you can sit back, relax, and let your slides present themselves. If you’re unsure how to loop a PowerPoint, it can be done in just a few steps.

Let’s break it down!

Looping a PowerPoint

There’s a lot you can do in PowerPoint to make it more exciting, like inserting a GIF and embedding a YouTube video. When it comes to looping your PowerPoint, each slide will automatically be shown for a specific amount of time, and when the entire presentation ends, it’ll start from the beginning completely on its own.

For more in-depth instructions on how to loop your PowerPoint, including screenshots, keep reading!

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1. Click Slide Show

From your PowerPoint presentation, select Slide Show from the top menu.

Click Slide Show in PowerPoint

2. Click Set Up Slide Show

From the Slide Show list of options, click Set Up Slide Show.

Click Set Up Slide Show in PowerPoint

3. Click Loop continuously

Under “Show options”, choose Loop continuously until ‘Esc’, then click OK.

Click Loop continuously in PowerPoint

4. Select all slides and click Transitions

Next, select all of your slides from the left-hand menu. Then, click Transitions from the top menu.

Select All Slides and Click Transitions

5. Uncheck “On Mouse Click” and adjust the timing

Uncheck the box that says “On Mouse Click.” This will allow the slides to move from one to the other without you having to click the mouse.

Then, adjust how long you would like each slide to display before automatically moving onto the next slide. In the below example, each slide will show for two minutes before moving on.

Adjust Timing in PowerPoint

Create an infinite loop

Some things are better on loop, like when your favorite band releases a new song and you can’t wait to memorize the lyrics. Or, a PowerPoint that you’d like to restart completely on its own while you’re busy doing more important things, like listening to that song.

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How to Loop a PowerPoint in 5 Simple Steps When you know how to loop a PowerPoint, you can sit back, relax, and let the slides present themselves. Learn how with these five easy steps.
Mara Calvello Mara Calvellos is a Content Marketing Manager at G2. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmhurst College (now Elmhurst University). Mara works on our G2 Tea newsletter, while also writing content to support categories on artificial intelligence, natural language understanding (NLU), AI code generation, synthetic data, and more. In her spare time, she's out exploring with her rescue dog Zeke or enjoying a good book.

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