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Software-based laser pointer in PowerPoint

  1. You can activate software laser pointer in PowerPoint by pressing CTRL and P  (= Pointer) while displaying your slideshow. Then you can draw on your show to highlight points, just like with a laser pointer – but unlike that, it cannot run out of battery power!
  2. Other keys you can press:
    1. Erase = E (unlike with a laser pointer, you have to),
    2. deActivate = CTRL and A.
  3. Other advantages: unlike some other screen drawing tools that freeze the screen (MS-ZoomIt notably), the software laser pointer:
    1. allows you to proceed through the PowerPoint presentation normally;
    2. can be saved as ink annotations, and will show up if you convert your PowerPoint to a video or play it with narrations.
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