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Presentation Mode

Commonly referred to as a “teleprompter” by our users, the Presentation Mode is the second interface in iA Presenter that you will be using, together with the Editor.

In the Presentation Mode you can visualize, practice and deliver your presentation while checking your notes and seeing a preview of your slides.

The Editor is the primary space within the app where you craft and modify your presentation. This is where you will spend most of your time when using Presenter.

The Presentation Mode is designed for two main purposes: practicing your speech and delivering it during the actual presentation. Like a safety net, the teleprompter displays your notes and your slides simultaneously.

Enter/Exit Presentation Mode

You can enable the Presentation Mode in 3 ways:

You have the option to select between two display modes for your notes: Thumbnails or Speaker Notes.

The Thumbnails Mode

Press the top-left button on the toolbar to make the thumbnails bigger than your notes. This mode is useful when you cannot clearly see your slides and/or have limited speaker notes.

The Speaker Notes Mode

This is the default display, where your notes appear bigger than the preview of the slides. You can activate it with the second top-left button on the toolbar.

To stop the presentation and go back to the Editor, either:

The Timer

You can see how long you have been presenting with the timer on the right side of the toolbar.

You can reset the timer at any moment of your presentation to start again from 0:00. Click directly on the timer, then click on the Reset Timer pop-up button.

💡 This is not the only place where you will find a timer in iA Presenter! In the Editor, you can see the total duration of your presentation and the duration per slide (mouse over the desired thumbnail to see the timer appearing).

With those estimates in mind, you can better anticipate your presentation and regulate your flow, having a proper idea if you are being too fast or too slow.

Presentation Settings

Within Settings, you can customize your video controls, adjust the slide display ratio, and configure the navigation keys to suit your preferences.

Go to iA PresenterSettingsPresentation

💡 Presenter automatically detects the type of monitor you are using and provides an adjusted preview of the slides. If you are using a vertical monitor you will see the thumbnails in “portrait mode”. To view them in landscape mode, simply change the Layout from Responsive to Fixed aspect ratio and select the desired ratio.

About That Funky Multi-Color Code

We use color to give you an additional hint about where you are inside a presentation. The cursor changes color, too!


is a cold start


to warm up


when things get heated


prepares you for a sweet end


the afterglow

Note that there is no link between the color of the cursor and the theme selected for your slides: it will always go from blue to yellow.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing a problem that our support section doesn’t solve please reach out to us. We take a break on the weekends (JST), but during weekdays we aim to reply within 1-2 business days.


Presentation Mode

How to use the teleprompter: read your notes and get a preview of your slides.

Navigate Your Slides

Use either your mouse, keyboard, or remote controller and learn how to customize the navigation keys.

Presenting Online

Use Presenter with third-party software such as Zoom, Loom, or Google Meet for an online Presentation.

Presenting Onsite

How to use Presenter in a face-to-face situation with projectors or smart TVs.


Share your presentation to your audience as Markdown, PDF, HTML, PPTX or Images.


With Sharing you can publish your presentation as a temporary static site and share its link with your audience.

Social Media

A detailed walkthrough on exporting and sharing your presentation on social networks.