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Extended desktop and Powerpoint...

By illyad6 ·
I am told that you can use a laptop computer with Windows 98 or higher and Powerpoint to display a "working screen" on the LCD while your "Presentation" is running on an external monitor or projector. I can't find any info on how to accomplish thisin Win98 help OR Powerpoint '97 help. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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What type of laptop do you have?

by Vawns In reply to Extended desktop and Powe ...

What you do is connect the laptop to the projecter and hit a key (usually Function & F8) to switch between the laptop screen and the projector.

Does this help?

Vawns

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I don't want to mirror my LCD screen...

by illyad6 In reply to What type of laptop do yo ...

The Fn / F8 combination (on my Dell anyway) you speak of merely transfers the video output from one monitor to the other or both. I've been told that using a feature called "Extended Desktop" (I think) and software (IE: Powerpoint) that makes use of this feature you can actually show one "portion" of the program (ALL your powerpoint slides...) on your LCD while the actual "Slide Show" runs on the remote monitor or projector... I just need to find out if this is true AND how to set it up! Thanks.

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Win XP

by leehellcat In reply to I don't want to mirror my ...

I am only aware of this functionality in Windows XP. I may be wrong but this is teh only OS that I have seen it used under.

Hope this is of some limited use, anyway.

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