June 1, 2017

New Zoom Feature in PowerPoint 2016 – Make Your Presentation More Dynamic

Office 365 customers can look forward to a new feature in PowerPoint 2016: the zoom function.
Used by Prezi in the past, a zoom effect is now being featured in Microsoft. With just a few clicks, users can open and close selected chapter slides with the Zoom feature. Small preview images of the desired slides will appear and can be opened in Slide Show mode. Clicking on them again will close them and bring you back to the overview.
Learn how to incorporate this dynamic effect into your presentation.

Zoom in PowerPoint. Here’s how:

  1. Open PowerPoint 2016. Go to Insert and click Zoom.
  2. Choose between one of three Zoom options:
    Summary Zoom – creates thumbnails allowing you to zoom in and out of different chapters at any time during the presentation
    Section Zoom – is a link to a section already in your presentation
    Slide Zoom – facilitates easy navigation between slides in any order you choose, suitable for shorter presentations with several sections.An example of Summary Zoom is given below.
  3. The Insert Summary Zoom window will open. Select all slides you want to include in your Summary Zoom and then click Insert.Each selected slide will be the first of every Summary Zoom section. Take a look at the screenshot above. Slides 2, 3, and 4 are separate sections. Slides 4 and 5 are included in one section (because slide 5 isn’t checked). Slide 6 will begin the next section and will include slide 7.In Slide Show view, clicking on slide 4 will zoom in, and another click will bring you to slide 5. A third click will zoom out and go back to the overview with the thumbnails of all summary zoom sections.
  4. The Summary Zoom section slides are inserted below as an overview on a new slide.
  5. Press F5 to switch to Slide Show view. On the overview slide, you can now navigate freely between the individual sections. Each section is opened with Zoom and is closed (at the end of the section).

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