How to Set Up a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show to Repeat Automatically

In Brief...

Setting up a slide show to repeat automatically is useful in situations where the audience may view it at different times. You can set up a slide show to repeat automatically in PowerPoint in just five easy steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show.
    Click Set Up Slide Show

  2. In the Set Up Show dialog box, in the Show type section, select Browsed by an individual (window) or Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).

  3. In the Show options section, mark the Loop continuously until 'Esc' checkbox.

  4. In the Advance slides section, select whether to advance the slides Manually or Using timings, if present.
    Advance Slides Section

  5. Click OK.

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