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Creating a custom starting point

Presenters, start your engines... Launch your presentation with a customized starting point from anywhere within your presentation’s structure. You can create a custom starting point on any topic, subtopic, page, or animation in your canvas. This allows you to take control of your presentation’s flow and direction so you can reveal content to your audience at just the right moment. So, where will you begin?

Adding a custom starting point to a topic, subtopic, or page

  1. Navigate to the place in your canvas where you’d like your presentation to start.
  2. Right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) on the thumbnail of the topic, subtopic, or page in the left sidebar.
  3. Select Set as starting point from the context menu.
Pro Tip: For planet structures (circles), you can right-click directly on the topic or subtopic in your canvas and add the starting point from the context menu.

An icon will appear in the left sidebar, and on your canvas, to show where the starting point was added.

Adding a custom starting point to an animation

  1. Navigate to the place in your canvas where you’d like your presentation to start.
  2. Click Animations in the context toolbar to reveal the animations sidebar.
  3. Right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) on an animation.
  4. Select Set as starting point from the menu.
Note: Your presentation needs to contain an animation before you can set it as a custom starting point. Learn how to add animations with this article.

An icon will appear in the animations sidebar, and on your canvas, to show where the starting point was added.

Removing a custom starting point

  1. Navigate to the place in your canvas that contains the custom starting point.
  2. Right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) on a topic, subtopic, page, or animation.
  3. Select Remove starting point from the context menu.

Presenting with a custom starting point

When presenting with a custom starting point, your presentation will begin from the designated place in your presentation's structure. From there, you can navigate as usual and your presentation will continue until it reaches the last step.

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