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Give a PowerPoint presentation in Lync Web App

A well designed and professionally delivered slide presentation is a powerful tool for sharing information and making your point. With Microsoft Lync Web App communications software you can present your slides using Microsoft PowerPoint presentation graphics program, managing the content and pace for maximum impact.

What do you want to do?

Have a colleague upload the PowerPoint file

Lync Web App does not support uploading PowerPoint files, so the meeting organizer or another presenter who is running Microsoft Lync 2010 will have to upload the PowerPoint file that you plan to present.

Note Only the meeting organizer can upload the file ahead of time. Other presenters can upload it after the meeting begins.

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Present the slides

After the PowerPoint file is uploaded, you can share the presentation.

  1. Check the participant list to determine if you’re already a presenter in the current meeting.
  2. If you aren’t a presenter, have the organizer or another presenter make you one.
  3. To start the presentation, click Share, click Recent Content, and then click the PowerPoint file.
    The words You are presenting appear at the top of the stage (right pane of the meeting window).
    Tip Alternatively, another presenter can begin the presentation, and then you can click Take Over as Presenter.
  4. Use the navigation arrows in the lower right of the stage to advance through your presentation.
    To jump around in the presentation, click the Show Thumbnails button.
    Show thumbnails button
    Clickable thumbnails of the slides appear on the left of the stage.
  5. To view any presenter notes that you prepared, click the Show Presenter Notes button.
    Show Presenter notes button
     Note: Only you will see the notes.
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Control what others can view while you’re presenting

If you don’t want meeting attendees looking ahead in the presentation, you can lock them to your view.

Note: Other presenters can still look ahead in the presentation.

  1. At the top of the meeting window, click Join Information and Meeting Options and then click Meeting Options.
  2. On the Privileges tab, next to View privately, select who you want to be able to move around in the slides.
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Change presenters during a presentation

Presenters can take turns showing PowerPoint slides in a meeting.

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View a different slide than the presenter

During a presentation, other meeting participants who are listed as presenters can privately look ahead in the presentation or review a slide they’ve already seen.

To rejoin the group presentation, click Return to Presenter’s View.

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Save a copy of the PowerPoint file

Any presenter can save a copy of the original PowerPoint file (without annotation) on their computer for future reference.

Annotate a presentation

When you annotate a presentation, you can draw, type text, add arrows, or place an image on the top layer of a presentation. Everyone will be able to see your annotations, but the original file is not altered. By default, everyone who is viewing a presentation can annotate it.

  1. At the top of the meeting window, click Join Information and Meeting Options, and then click Meeting Options.
  2. On the Privileges tab, next to Annotation privileges, select who you want to be able to annotate the presentation.

Details about using the annotation tools


Type it

Paste it

  1. Copy to the Clipboard the text that you want to use.
  2. Click the slide where you want to paste it, and then press Ctrl+V.

You can use the Color button Color tool button to select a text color before you paste it.

  1. Click the Insert image button Insert image button, navigate to the image that you want, and then double-click it.
  2. Resize the image by dragging the triangle in its lower right corner.

Save a copy of the annotated file

Any presenter can save a copy of the PowerPoint file that includes annotations.

A zip file containing images of all the slides along with any annotations is created in the selected location.

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Stop presenting

To stop showing the PowerPoint presentation, do the following:

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