Slide show OLE object opens on first monitor instead of on presentation monitor

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
You set up a presentation that contains an OLE object to run on a second monitor in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 or in Microsoft PowerPoint2002. Then, you view the slide show and then click the object on the second monitor to open the object. When you do this, the object opens by using the associated program on the first monitor instead of opening on the second (presentation) monitor as expected.

For example, you set up a presentation that contains a Microsoft Excel worksheet to run on a second monitor. You view the slide show and then click the worksheet on the second monitor to open the worksheet in Excel. When you do this, Excel opens the worksheet on the first monitor instead of on the second (presentation) monitor.
To work around this issue, drag the object window to the second monitor, and then save the presentation. PowerPoint remembers this location. Therefore, the next time that you run the slide show and click the object on the second monitor to open the object by using the associated program, the object opens on the second (presentation) monitor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information

How to set up a presentation to run on a second monitor

To use this procedure, you must have dual-monitor hardware installed, and you must use a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
Use this procedure to run a slide show on the full screen of a secondary monitor while you view the Presenter Tools on the primary monitor.

Note PowerPoint 2007 is supported only on Windows XP or on Windows Vista.
  1. On the Slide Show menu, click Set Up Show.
  2. Click to select the Show Presenter View check box.
  3. In the Display slide show on list, click the monitor on which you want the slide show to appear, and then click OK.
Now when you run your slide show presentation, you have your own view. This view is not visible to your audience. This view allows you to perform the following actions:
  • See what bullet or slide is coming next
  • Pause the show by replacing the show with a black screen
  • See a list of keyboard shortcuts
  • Jump directly to any slide
  • Read or edit your speaker notes
  • End the slide show
PPT2002 PPT PPT2007
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

Article ID: 278568 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 17:05:42 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbbug kbnofix KB278568