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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Using the On-screen Show Controls

When you display a slide show, the mouse pointer and show controls are hidden. To make them appear, you can move the mouse. When you do this, very faint buttons appear in the bottom-left corner of the slide show, as shown in Figure 26-1, and the mouse pointer also appears. You can toggle the pointer and these buttons on and off by pressing A or = (equals). Ctrl+H hides the pointer and buttons. When you toggle this feature on, the following buttons appear:

Figure 26-1. Buttons appear in the bottom-left corner of a slide in Slide Show view. The third button opens a menu that controls navigation between slides.

  • Back, the leftmost button, takes you back to the previous slide, or to the previous animation event if the present slide contains animation.

  • Pen, next to Back, opens a menu for controlling the appearance of the pen or pointer. (I discuss this feature later in this chapter.)

  • Slide, which displays a box icon, opens a menu for navigating between slides. You can also open the navigation menu, shown in Figure 26-2, by right-clicking anywhere on the slide.

    Figure 26-2. Click the Slide button or right-click on the slide to open this menu.

    Tip

    You can set up your show to move backwards when you click the right-mouse button. Choose ...

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