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I want to launch a Power Point presentation on startup - in slide show mode (I don't want to simply open the file).

This is to run on a kiosk.

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From Microsoft's list of command line switches, you can use the/S switch to start a presentation:

C:\path\to\POWERPNT.exe" /S "Presentation.pptx"

To get the slideshow to start on boot-up create a shortcut to the path given above and put it in the Startup folder in the Start menu.

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you can also rename the file to pps or ppsx. this should make the presentation go immediately in presentation mode.

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