Sharing slides in presenter mode using Zoom or Webex

I am very familiar with sharing slides in presenter mode on PowerPoint; the feature in Prezi Next is very similar. However, when I am in presenter mode and share my screen with the audience on Zoom they can see my notes. How do I handle this without the audience seeing my notes? I used the partial screen share mode in Zoom so that my audience would not see my notes but it seems as though this feature would already not allow participants to see my notes.

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Hi @Lori_Porter, if you are using the Presenter view of the Desktop Application you get 2 windows.

The first window shows only your presentation and the second window shows your presentation and your presenter notes.

In case you share your complete screen with all your windows via Zoom or Webex, it is inevitable that the audience might see the content of all your windows be it a Prezi window, a Google Chrome window, or an opened file or folder. This is a feature of the screen sharing on Zoom or Webex if you decide to share your complete screen.

If you want to use the presenter view with screen sharing I would advise you to selectively share only the presenting window so you avoid sharing the one that contains your notes.


Hi Bart, Selective sharing of presenting window is allowing both the presenting and presenter view windows to be visible in Zoom. You can verify this. (However, as expected it is not allowing other windows like chrome or acrobat or file folder. But when we switch tab to presenter view, it shows up in zoom to other participants)

Hey everyone, we’ve found a workaround that might help.

  • On Windows, click on Task view as per below:

  • Then, add a new desktop and put the zoom meeting and the window with your presentation there:

  • On this second desktop enter full-screen mode in the presentation window - if you click on the blue Present button, it should go fullscreen automatically.

  • Share your screen on Zoom on this second desktop and select the window with the presentation’s title.

  • Click on Presenter view at the bottom of the presentation - this should take you back to your first desktop, where you have your notes and control the presentation from there.

Hopefully this helps!

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