PowerPoint is recognized as the industry standard tool for presentations and slideshows, and as part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, the latest version comes with a wealth of useful features and tools. When running a business slideshow, the user has full control over most aspects of the presentation, including how long individual frames are shown for, whether or not they advance automatically, and whether or not the presentation as a whole is set to loop again from the beginning. You can disable automatic looping for individual slides or for the entire presentation.
Select the slide you wish to edit from the thumbnail list on the left-hand side of the PowerPoint interface.
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Click "Transitions" on the ribbon menu at the top of the interface to open the tab containing the "Advance Slide" options, on the right-hand side.
Untick the option labelled "After:" to prevent the slideshow from progressing after a certain time period has passed. If you also wish to disable the ability to advance the slide with a mouse click, untick the "On Mouse Click" check box. Changes are saved immediately.
Click on the "Slide Show" tab on the ribbon menu at the top of the interface, then click the "Set Up Slide Show" icon to bring up the associated dialog.
Untick the check box marked "Loop continuously until Esc" under the "Show options" heading to prevent the presentation from starting again with the first slide after the last one has been displayed.
Check the box marked "Manually" to over-ride any timings associated with any of the slides in the presentation. This is a useful alternative to unticking the "After:" box on each individual slide. It does not affect the "On Mouse Click" setting for each slide.
Click "OK" to confirm your choices and to disable the looping feature of the presentation.