This comes in handy when you are planning to give a PowerPoint presentation and you want to draw or write in the background in-between your presentation.
- Press B on your keyboard to instantly turn your screen black, creating a blackboard.
- Press W on your keyboard to instantly turn your screen white, creating a whiteboard.
Now you can write on the blank background. To resume your presentation press B or W again.
Alternatively, you can also right-click anywhere on the presentation, point to
Screen and then select
Black Screen or
White Screen. And once you are done, again right-click to select
Screen and then
Unblack Screen or
For tablets and other touchscreen devices, there is usually a
blackout slide icon provided in the right-hand corner of the screen depending on the version of PowerPoint.