How to Do a Powerpoint for Office 365 Slideshow Loop

Sometimes you will create a presentation in Powerpoint that is going to be shown someplace where it will be unattended.

This could be at a trade show, in an office, or anywhere else where there is a TV or computer screen.

Constantly having to restart that slideshow yourself is often impractical, and would be tedious even if you were physically able to attend to it.

Fortunately it’s possible to create a slideshow loop in Powerpoint so that the presentation will play continuously once it has concluded.

Our guide below will show you how to create a Powerpoint slideshow loop in Microsoft Powerpoint for Office 365.

How to Make a Powerpoint Slideshow Loop

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Powerpoint for Office 365 version of the application, but will work in most other versions of the application as well.

Note that the presentation can loop on its own, but you may need to adjust any screensaver or hibernation settings on your computer so that the screen will remain on.

Step 1: Open your slideshow in Powerpoint.

Step 2: Click the Slide Show tab at the top of the window.

click the Slide Show tab

Step 3: Click the Set Up Slide Show button.

click the Set Up Slide Show button

Step 4: Check the box to the left of Loop continuously until Esc, then click OK.

how to loop a slideshow in Powerpoint for Office 365

Step 5: Click your first slide in the column at the left side of the window, then hold down the Shift key, scroll down and click the last slide.

select all your slides

Step 6: Select the Transitions tab at the top of the window.

click the Transitions tab

Step 7: Click the box to the left of On Mouse Click to remove the check mark, check the box to the left of After, then choose the amount of time to display each slide.

set timings for the slides

I have set my slideshow to display each slide for 5 seconds in the image above.

You can start your slideshow at any time by pressing the F5 key on your keyboard.

You can stop the slideshow by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard.

Find out how to change your slide size in Powerpoint if you need a different orientation or slide dimensions for your presentation.