Presentation software How to show notes on your laptop and a slide show on the screen using PowerPoint (also, Keynote instructions, thank‐you Mark Cheetham) FOR PCs (tested only on the department’s Toshiba laptop): • Turn on the projector • Get the PPT presentation up on the laptop • Connect the laptop to the projector with the VGA cable when the projector is ready. • Turn mirroring ‘OFF’: Use ‘function F5’ or mouse around at the centre top edge of the screen. A strip of icons will appear—choose F5, which shows two screens side‐by‐side. F5 expands, only when the laptop is connected to the projector, to show a subsidiary strip of icons. Choose the far right icon showing screen ‘1’ and screen ‘2’. This will extend the laptop screen onto the projected screen. (Play with the mouse to see how this works—move the cursor off the screen, likely to the right side, and it will appear on the projected screen.) • In PowerPoint, choose Slide Show from the tool bar at the top of the screen and check off Presenter View. • At this point the PPT should show up only on the laptop. The projected screen should show the laptop’s desktop with NO ICONS. If this is reversed (work screen is projected etc), go back to the Slide Show box and play with the Show Projector On menu (i.e., reverse the screens). • Now click the Slide Show icon. There should be a work screen on your laptop including a clock, a navigation bar, a mini‐slide show and whatever notes you have included. On the screen there should be only your slide show. • Other PCs will work in similar ways, although you will have to find where to turn mirroring off (most likely place is in START > Displays > mirroring) FOR MACS (again, tested only on the department’s Mac laptop): • Turn on the projector • Get the PPT presentation up on the laptop • Connect the laptop to the projector with the VGA cable when the projector is ready. • Turn mirroring ‘OFF’: System Preferences > Display > Arrangement (middle tab—only appears when attached to the projector or a second computer) > TURN MIRRORING OFF. Or use the Display icon if it shows in the top right of the screen—again, mirroring options only display when attached via the VGA cable. • Select Slide Show > View Presenter Tools. KeyNote: • Turn Mirroring OFF • In Keynote, Preferences, Slideshow: chose "present on secondary display" • Preferences, Presenter Display: check "Alternate Display" • Resize notes box from "customize presenter display" in this window.