"Custom Slide Show - How to Create and Edit a Slide Show?"


A custom slide show allows you to specify which slides from the presentation you will use and the order in which they will appear if you plan to present a slide show to more than one audience.

This step-by-step article will show you the process of creating a custom slide show, edit and show a custom presentation slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.


To create a custom slide show

  • On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click the Custom Slide Show icon, and then click Custom Shows.

PowerPoint 2007 custom shows dialog box

  • From the Custom Shows dialog box displayed, click the New button.

PowerPoint 2007 define custom show dialog box

  • From the Define Custom Show dialog box displayed, type a name in the Slide show name: text box (ex: 5 rules - Most wanted daily).
  • In the Slides in presentation: list, click the slide(s) you want, and then click Add button. To select multiple slides, hold down the Ctrl key and select the slides.
  • To remove a slide, select it in the Slides in custom show: list, and then click Remove button.
  • When finish, click OK will back to the Custom Shows dialog box.
  • Click Close.


To edit a custom slide show

  • On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click the Custom Slide Show icon, and then click Custom Shows.
  • From the Custom Shows dialog box displayed, click the show you want to edit.

PowerPoint 2007 custom show dialog box

  • Click the Edit button will open the Define Custom Show dialog box.

PowerPoint 2007 define custom show dialog box

  • To add a slide, click the slide in the Slides in presentation: list and then click the Add button. The slide appears at the end of the Slides in custom show: list.
  • To remove a slide from the show, click the slide in the Slides in custom show: list, and then click Remove button.
  • To move a slide up or down in the show, click the slide in the Slides in custom show list, and then click the Up Arrow or Down Arrow button.
  • When finish, click OK will back to the Custom Shows dialog box.
  • Click Close.


To show a custom slide show

  • On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click the Custom Slide Show icon, and then click Custom Shows.
  • From the Custom Shows dialog box displayed, click the custom slide show you want to run.
  • Click Show button.

Note: You can see that only selected slides in the custom slide show will be run in the presentation.


Related Topics:

The PowerPoint 2007 Slide Show - Running the Presentations

PowerPoint 2007 Slide Transitions - Show the Movement From One Slide to Another

Creating Custom Animations Effects in PowerPoint 2007

Using the PowerPoint 2007 Animation Effects

Working with the PowerPoint 2007 Motion Paths



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