I got this question from someone who works in a institution that has students with disabilities: How can I set up PowerPoints so that when the mouse is held down, the slides do not trip through whole presentation. I work with students with disabilities who sometimes find this difficult.
The answer is to change the mode in which PowerPoint plays the presentation. You can access the settings to make these changes through the Set Up Slide Show dialog box, accessed differently depending upon the version of PowerPoint you use:
Either way, you end up bringing up the Set Up Show dialog box that you can see in Figure 1, below.
At the top right of this dialog, you’ll need to select the Browsed by an individual (window) option — and you can also decide whether you want the Show scrollbar option checked. Click OK when done, and save your presentation.
Here are some thoughts, caveats, and observations to be aware of:
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