How to Do Repeat on a PowerPoint Slideshow

By Kevin Lee

Microsoft's PowerPoint application allows users to create engaging slideshow presentations. Some presentations are so compelling that viewers do not want them to end. PowerPoint slideshows normally stop when they reach the last slide. However, you can alter this default setting and loop your presentations until someone stops them. Create colorful screen-savers, advertising displays and endless tutorials by learning to loop PowerPoint presentations.

Step 1

Open PowerPoint and press "CTRL+M" to create a new slide. Type "Slide 1" into the slide.

Step 2

Press "CTRL+M" to create another slide. Type "Slide 2" into the slide.

Step 3

Click "Slide Show" at the top of the PowerPoint window. Then click "Set Up Slide Show" to display the "Set Up Show" window. Locate the "Show Options" section of the window.

Step 4

Click "Loop continuously until ESC' to put a check mark in the check-box. Click "OK."

Step 5

Click "File" and select "Save As." Enter a name for the file in the "File name" box and click "Save."

Tips & Warnings

  • The PowerPoint slideshow will repeat until you press the "ESC" key. If you distribute the file, users must have PowerPoint or a PowerPoint viewer to view your presentation. They can download Microsoft's free viewer.