Activities don't appear on screen

Are you having trouble getting your activities to appear on the audience display when using PowerPoint Presenter View? The following steps will help you change your Windows display settings so your activities display on the proper screen.

Helpful tip: If the activities are appearing on the secondary screen, but are oversized or running off the screen, check out the article on adjusting the DPI of your computer.

Change Windows display settings

FIrst, make sure that your display settings are configured for multiple monitors. This is a little different for Windows 7/8 and Windows 10 computers.

Windows 7/8

Step 1: Click the Start icon then select Control Panel.

Open Control Panel

Step 2: Click Appearance and Personalization.


Step 3: Select Display.

Change display type

Step 4: Select the Connect to a projector link. (A handy shortcut is to press the Windows logo key + P key.)

Connect to a projector link

Step 5: Change the Projection Option to Extend.

Change display type

Windows 10

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + P key. The Project menu appears on the right side of your screen. Select Extend in the Project menu.

Change display type

Select display monitor in PowerPoint

Step 1: Open PowerPoint.

Step 2: Switch to the Slide Show tab in the ribbon.

PPT Slide Show tab

Step 3: Click the Monitor drop down menu towards the right of the ribbon tab and select the screen you want the presentation to display on.

PPT Select Monitor

Step 4: Try your presentation again.

If you continue to have trouble please gather your logs and contact support.


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