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View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

When using PowerPoint, if you have multiple monitors, you can designate a monitor to view your speaker notes, and the other one (geared for the audience) would only see the slide deck. With only one monitor, you cannot view your speaker notes. I would like to think that if I am presenting a gotomeeting, there are multiple monitors involved. It would be a great patch if the gotomeeting module counted as a virtual monitor so I could designate my monitor shows the speaker notes while the audience only saw the presentation. I know, I can print the notes or view them on another device... I am just saying, this addition to gotomeeting would be very convenient.
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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

We have found that another solution if you are working with PowerPoint slide decks on a single-screen system is to set Powerpoint to Specific Applicatin Sharing:

  1. Open Powerpoint
  2. Click Slideshow
  3. Select Set up Show
  4. Select Browsed by an individual (window)
  5. Use the Specific Application Sharing screen sharing method in GoTo to share just the PowerPoint application

 Once activated, this functionality should allow you to open PPT Slideshows in windowed-mode instead of full screen.  GoToMeeting can then share that window only with the Attendees in order to allow the viewing of PPT Notes, or the use of other desktop applications simultaneously.

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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

Yes, this is a good idea. The workaround is a non-answer. It is a pain to use two monitors when it is obvious that the speaker should be able to see his notes, plus the next slide, from the main screen, without displaying them to his audience. 
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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

Hi,

Since the notes are part of the PowerPoint window itself, the only way to share just the slide portion would be to use our Labs feature which is available for PCs: http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/meeting/all_files/G2M040017#Allow
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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

We have found that another solution if you are working with PowerPoint slide decks on a single-screen system is to set Powerpoint to Specific Applicatin Sharing:

  1. Open Powerpoint
  2. Click Slideshow
  3. Select Set up Show
  4. Select Browsed by an individual (window)
  5. Use the Specific Application Sharing screen sharing method in GoTo to share just the PowerPoint application

 Once activated, this functionality should allow you to open PPT Slideshows in windowed-mode instead of full screen.  GoToMeeting can then share that window only with the Attendees in order to allow the viewing of PPT Notes, or the use of other desktop applications simultaneously.

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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

this solution did not work for me
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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

Sorry @tloepfe ,

What environment were you working in?  Were there any specific errors or display issues while you were broadcasting?

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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

You can record or create video in the presenter view with just one PC monitor using screen recording.  Refer to the folloiwng Youtube video for more detailed explanation;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULg9ZMFkG34

This video is to show you how to record your Power Point presentation in the presenter view while seeing or reading the notes with one PC monitor.
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Re: View speaker notes in PowerPoint when using one monitor

Sadly this Workaround does not work anymore. A blank white page is shown to the student when i am using speaker view. A week ago it worked fine 😞

 

Macbook Pro Catalina 

Office 365

GotoMeeting 10.11.1