Set up a presentation to start automatically

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save as type box, select PowerPoint show (.pps).
  3. In the File name box, enter a file name, and then click Save.


  • To start the presentation, double-click the file name in Windows Explorer.
  • To advance through the presentation, click anywhere on the screen.
  • To exit the presentation before it is finished, press ESC.

See Also

Set up a presentation to run in a continuous loop

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003