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In a two-monitor setting (i.e. one from my MacBook Pro and the other from the second monitor), is there a way for me to present my PowerPoint document showing slides in both screens? The current behavior is to show slides on the external monitor and presenter's view on my laptop's screen. I want to slides to show on both screen.


  • MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard
  • PowerPoint 2008
  • Projector connected as second monitor in mirror mode
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I'm pretty sure in mirror mode, both screens show the same image -- don't you mean extended desktop? Mirror mode is a great workaround btw. – Daniel Beck Mar 7 '11 at 21:04
@Daniel, PPT unfortunately disables the mirror mode, even if it's enabled beforehand. – slhck Mar 7 '11 at 22:20
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Normally, mirror mode would mirror your screens, unfortunately, PowerPoint disables this behavior without even asking or an appropriate option like has.

What you can do however is:

  • Enable mirror mode
  • In PowerPoint, go to "Slide Show", "Set up Show..."
  • Select "Browse at kiosk (full screen)"

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This will effectively mirror your presentation to both displays without the presenter view.

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Thank you for the answer. I will try this out tomorrow and see if it works. – Hai Vu Mar 11 '11 at 2:09

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