Laser point or draw on PowerPoint slides in a Teams meeting

When using PowerPoint Live to share content in a Teams meeting, emphasize your points and engage viewers with the colorful laser pointer and drawing tools. Your “ink” will be visible to everyone in the meeting.

Only the presenter can point and draw on the slides.

To begin sharing, see Share PowerPoint slides. You'll see the laser pointer and drawing tools beneath the current slide.

Pointer and drawing tools below current slide

Focus viewer attention with the laser pointer

  • Select the laser pointer  pointer icon  and a color to make temporary marks on the current slide.

    Pointer tool is second one after 3 dots

To create a short line simply move the mouse around. To create a longer line, press and hold the mouse button as you draw.

Tip: If you quickly make several marks, they will all be visible at the same time and then fade away together.

Highlight and connect ideas with the drawing tools

These markings will last throughout the meeting.

  1. Select one of these drawing tools and then a line thickness and color.

    The pen pen icon  draws an opaque line

    Pen tool is third one after 3 dots

    The highlighter  highlighter icon  draws a translucent line.

    Highlighter tool is fourth one after 3 dots

  2. Press and hold the mouse button as you draw.

Erase your ink marks

  • To erase a single mark, select the eraser  eraser icon  and then an ink mark. 

  • To erase all the marks, select Erase all ink on slide.

    Eraser tool is fifth one after 3 dots

Stop drawing

  • Select the cursor  Cursor tool is first one after 3 dots  (or press the Esc key on the keyboard).

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