Running a slide show
To run the slide show, do one of the following:
- Press F5 or F9.
- Click Slide Show > Slide Show on the main menu bar.
- Click the Slide Show button on the Presentation toolbar or the Slide Sorter toolbar.
If the slide transition is Automatically after x seconds, let the slide show run by itself.
If the slide transition is On mouse click, do one of the following to advance from one slide to the next.
- Press the down arrow key, the right arrow key, or the Page Down key on the keyboard.
- Click the left mouse button.
- Press the Spacebar.
To go backwards through the show one slide at a time, press the up arrow key, the left arrow key, or the Page Up key. For more complex navigation, use the right-click menu (see below).
Custom animations on a slide are run in the specified order when performing one of the above actions.
When you advance past the last slide, the message Click to exit presentation... appears. Click the left mouse button or press any key to exit the presentation.
To exit the slide show at any time and return to the Impress workspace, including at the end, press the Esc key.