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Use Slido with a PowerPoint presentation

You can display live polls or questions directly with your PowerPoint presentation using either Slido Switcher or the Microsoft Web Viewer add-in, having your smartphone as a remote control.

In this article:

Using Switcher

Switcher is a free desktop application from Slido which helps you integrate Slido seamlessly into your flow. It can easily be used with many presentation formats including, Prezi, Keynote, PDF or PPT.

Created by our developers, Switcher is highly reliable and works like magic. Just watch the video below. You can click the link to learn more about Switcher and download it.


 

Using Microsoft Web Viewer add-in

You can use Web Viewer add-in for PowerPoint developed by Microsoft to insert Slido Present mode to any of your slides.

❗️Slido cannot guarantee the reliability of Web Viewer add-in when used with a presentation, as it is third-party software. Make sure to test it well before using it for any live event or meeting.

What to consider when using the Web Viewer add-in:

  • The add-in does not work properly with some subversions of PowerPoint
  • SSO or SAML protected Slido events do not work with the add-in
  • Using too many slides with add-in in your presentation can make it unresponsive


How to install it

  1. In PowerPoint, go to Insert - Get Add-ins (Windows) / Store (Mac OS)
  2. Search Web Viewer and click Add
  3. Complete the installation

 

Get your Slido Present mode link

  1. Log in to slido.com and open the event you wish to use
  2. Hover over the Present mode button in the top right corner
  3. Click the button Copy Present mode link


Add Slido Present mode to any of your slides

  1. Add a new blank slide to your presentation
  2. From the menu, go to Insert - My Add-Ins and select Web Viewer
  3. Paste the Slido Present mode link you copied previously without “https://”
  4. Click the Preview button in the bottom right corner to load the Slido Present mode


Use your smartphone to activate polls and display questions

If you're a solo presenter, log in to Slido Admin on a secondary device, such as your smartphone or tablet. Each time you get to the slide with Slido in your presentation, you can either activate a poll or switch to live questions from that device. Once your participants send their votes they will appear instantly in your PowerPoint presentation.


Request early access for our PowerPoint integration

We're currently working on a new integration which will allow you to engage your audience with live polling and Q&A without the need to leave PowerPoint.

If you'd like to be among the first ones to see it in action, simply request early access in your event settings and we'll be in touch with more information.


 

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