The Slide Manager

The slide manager allows you to control the properties of all or individual slides in your presentation. Generally the default setting are fine for most linear style presentations.

However it is always important for every slide to have it’s own Navigation Name within your presentation. This gives the viewer real context as to the content that is present on each slide. It allows them to acknowledge and select the slide they would like to view.

The Slide Manager can be accessed in 2 ways.

  • ribbon_buttonFrom the Adobe Presenter ribbon in PowerPoint.
  • From the Publish screen. publish_screen_button

Which ever method you use the Slide Manager will be displayed to you.

Editing the Navigation Name

Please follow the tutorial below to edit the Navigation Title for a slide. Below that is a list of definitions and explanations for the rest of the properties that you can change.

  1. Launch the Slide Manager as noted above. Click the blue text next to Navigation Name for the relevant slide.
  2. Type the new Navigation Name (1) and click into the next Navigation Name field that you wish to change on the next slide.
    DO NOT hit Enter as this will close the Slide Manager.
    manager_nav_name2Notice that the Slide title (2) is now the same name as the Navigation Name. Once you have finished making your edits click OK (3).

Here is an example of how this improves the navigation panel of the published presentation.


Edit Multiple Slides

Please note that it is possible to change the Presented By, Lock Slide, Advance by User and Hide Playbar properties on multiple slides in one go.

Ctrl + Click the relevant slides or use the Select All button (1) to select which slides you wish to edit. Then click the Edit button (2) to open the Edit Multiple Slides dialogue box.

Make the required changes (3) and click OK (4).


Slide Manager Property Definitions




Presented By

If you are using the Presenters feature you are able to set the presenter for each slide. This is particularly useful if you have collaborated with a colleague and wish to give credit on a slide by slide basis.

Navigation Name

The text that appears in the navigation panel of a published presentation.

Go To

This allows you to set which slide is displayed next. This is useful if you wish to skip a slide without having to delete it from the PowerPoint file.

Advance by User

The default behaviour is to automatically advance the viewer on to the next slide when reaching the end of the recorded voice over. You can change this so that individual (or all) slides require the viewer to click next slide. This is useful if you have an interactive slide, with no set play duration. The user can take as long as they require to interact with the slide before deciding to continue.

Lock Slide

It is possible to lock a slide for a specified duration to “ensure” that a viewer spends a minimum amount of time on a particular slide.

Hide Playbar

The Playbar can be hidden on individual slides to stop a viewer from being able to navigate the timeline within a specific slide. We suggest exercising caution in using this feature as it can become unnecessarily frustrating for a viewer when they can’t skip backwards/forwards within the slide.


If a slide contains Audio, Video or Flash Animation media types, the relevant icon will be highlighted. This is simply displaying the multimedia properties of the slide, nothing can be edited.