When you are performing a presentation in PowerPoint, you can use a built-in laser point during the Slide Show view or in Reading view. In order to turn mouse into a laser pointer, you need:
- To use the laser pointer in Slide Show view, on the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click either From Beginning or From Current Slide to start your slide show.
- To use the laser pointer in Reading view, on the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Reading View.
- Press and hold CTRL, click the left mouse button, and point to the contents on the slide that you want to draw attention to.
- NOTE If you want your audience to see the laser pointer, but not your mouse pointer, be sure to press and hold CTRL before you move your mouse to keep the mouse pointer hidden.
You can also change the color of the laser pointer in the laser point settings page. Click on the On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show.
In the Set Up Show dialog box, under Show Options, select the color that you want from the Laser pointer color list, and then click OK to accept the changes.
Turning your mouse into a Laser Point is a good way to captivate the user’s or audience’s attention over a specific topic or section of the slide.