Broadcast Your PowerPoint 2010 Presentations

In PowerPoint 2010 you can broadcast your PowerPoint presentations over the internet.

Microsoft lists a few things that you need to consider before you begin broadcasting your presentations:

  • Internet connection: You need to be connected to the Internet or have access to a broadcast site on a server with the Office Web Apps installed in order to use this feature.
  • Supported browsers: The broadcast slide show feature can be viewed in the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari for Mac browsers.
  • File size limits: The service you use might impose a limit on the file size for broadcasted slide shows.
  • Supported PowerPoint features: Some PowerPoint features are changed when the slide show is broadcasted online:
  • Transitions: Any transitions in your presentation are shown as Fade transitions in the browser.
  • Screensavers and email pop-ups can disrupt the audience's view of the slide show.
  • Audio (sounds, narration) is not transmitted to the audience through the browser.
  • You cannot add ink annotations or markup drawn onto the slide show during the presentation.
  • If you follow a hyperlink in your presentation to a Web site, the attendees only see the last slide you showed in the original presentation.
  • If you play a video in your presentation, the browser does not show it to the audience.

To broadcast your presentation, follow these steps:

  • Go to Slide Show tab, and in the Start Slide Show group, click on Broadcast Slide Show.

broadcast slide show 

You will see the Broadcast Slide Show dialog box.

broadcast slide show dialog box 

  • Click on the Start Broadcast button.
  • Sign in with your Windows Live ID. If you do not have one, you will need to create one.
  • After you sign in, PowerPoint will provide a unique URL for your presentation.

broadcast slide show link 

  • There are several options to send the URL of the presentation to your audience:
    • To send the URL for your presentation by email, click Send in Email.
    • To copy the link, click Copy Link.
    • To send the URL through Office Communicator click Send in IM. Make sure that you have Office Communicator loaded and that you are signed in.
  • After you have provided the URL of your presentation to your audience, click on the Start Slide Show button to begin your broadcast.

presentation in web  browser 

  • When you are finished with the presentation and are ready to end the broadcast, press ESC to exit Slide Show view and then click End Broadcast.

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