PowerPoint presenter view smarter with sp1
June 29, 2011 Leave a comment
Once you install Office 2010 service pack 1 then PowerPoint presenter view gets a bit smarter about how it choose which screen is used for the presenter’s “dashboard”, and which shows the slides for the audience.
With sp1 installed, when you select “use presenter view” on the Slide Show tab of the Ribbon, whichever monitor is set to be your main display (the one with your Start menu and Taskbar on) will be assumed to be the one the presenter is looking at, while the slides will go on your second monitor.
This is usually the right decision and is much more likely to result in you getting the setup you need “right first time” without having to fiddle about to choose the right monitor from the list (although you can still select this by hand if you need to override the automatic choice, of course).