How do I share my PowerPoint on Collaborate and still see the chat pane?

... If you don't have two screens



  1. Enter your Collaborate session.
  2. Open your chosen PowerPoint presentation.
  3. At the bottom-right of the screen, choose Reading View. The icon looks like an open book.reading view icon in powerpoint
  4. Resize the window and move it to the left, so you can see the chat pane underneath it.
  5. In Collaborate, go through the steps to share application/screen and share the PowerPoint presentation. (See FAQ below if you're not familiar with this process).
  6. Now the PowerPoint itself has moved underneath, use the icon at the very bottom of your screen (the task pane) to bring it to the front again.
  7. Begin presenting your PowerPoint and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to go forward and back.
If you want to exit Reading View, be sure press ESC on the keyboard. Closing it will close the whole application.
Do not minimise the Reading View while sharing as people will be unable to see it.


  • Last Updated Mar 08, 2022
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  • Answered By Liane Robinson

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