3. Now find the PowerPoint file you want to open. Click on it ONCE. If you double-click, it will open using whatever version of PowerPoint is on your computer. ONE click is all you need.
4. Now that you've clicked once, you'll see the file appear in the screen like this. You're almost done!
5. Look in the upper right hand corner. See where it says open? Click on it, then click on Microsoft PowerPoint Online. Dropbox and Office have partnered so that you can use their online version through Dropbox. I know, amazing, right?
6. We're almost done! Click on View and select Slide Show! Your PowerPoint should enter into Slideshow view and you should be set unless...
7. Depending on your browser, you may have one final hurdle. Some browsers see the SlideShow as a Pop-Up. I use Chrome, which automatically blocks Pop-Ups in its browser. Other browsers will ask permission for the Pop-Ups. You need to allow the Pop-Up. If you're in Chrome, go to the menu at the top, click on Chrome, Preferences, Settings, Content Settings, Pop-Ups, and Manage Exceptions. Copy and paste the URL of the slideshow into the box under Hostname pattern. Click Done, then go back the PowerPoint page. You should be good to play! (If this all seems to complicated, simply try another browser like Firefox!)
Please note - you must always access the files from Dropbox via the web, instead of your computer for this to work! Hope this helps you! Let me know one of your favorite tech workarounds!