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Write or Draw on Slides During a PowerPoint 2007 Slide Show
Write on PowerPoint slides during a slide show

Write on PowerPoint slides during a slide show

© Wendy Russell

How Do I Annotate a PowerPoint Slide?

A recent question from a reader:
I want to underline a few words, or write on a slide during a PowerPoint slide show. How do I do this?"

There are several options a presenter can choose to use during a PowerPoint slide show. One of these options is to write on the slides.

  • Method One - Right Click
    1. Right click on the slide during the slide show.
    2. From the shortcut menu presented, choose Pointer Options
    3. Select one of the choices from the expanded list
      • Arrow - This returns you to the slide to continue on with the slide show.
      • Ballpoint Pen - The mouse pointer becomes tool like a black ballpoint pen and you may write on the slide, using the mouse.
      • Felt Tip Pen - The mouse pointer becomes a tool like a red felt pen and you may write on the slide, using the mouse.
      • Highlighter - The mouse pointer becomes a tool like a yellow highlighter and you may use just as you would a highlighter.
  • Method Two - Use Buttons on Screen
    During a slide show, a series of four buttons appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • Backwards pointing arrow - This arrow returns the show to the previous slide.
    • Red pen - This pen icon produces a shortcut menu with the same options for writing on the slide as explained in Method One above.
    • Square icon - This icon produces a shortcut menu with other options available to the presenter during the slide show.
    • Forward pointing arrow - This arrow takes you to the next slide in the presentation.
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