- 🎥 Video Explainer: PDF Presentation
- 1. Prepare a PDF presentation
- 1.1 Before a session
- 1.2 To your Agenda
- 1.3 During a session
- 2. Present your PDF
- PDF Presentation FAQ
🎥 Video Explainer: PDF Presentation
Here’s a 90-second tour from Jakob on how to upload PDFs and show them in your Butter session.
1. Prepare a PDF presentation
As with any other Butter tool, you can add a PDF to your Toolbox before or during a session.
1.1 Before a session
To create a PDF presentation before a session, go to your room toolbox, select ‘Add Tool’, and choose ‘PDF Presentation’.
Then, just name your PDF, upload a file, hit ‘Save’, and you’re ready to go!
1.2 To your Agenda
As with any tool, you also have the option to add your PDF presentation to an agenda block.
To do this, just go to the ‘Agenda’ tab in your room setup, navigate to the agenda block where you want to add your PDF, select ‘Add new tool’, and then select the PDF you already created in your Toolbox.
For more on building an agenda, see
1.3 During a session
To upload a new PDF during a session, select ‘Toolbox’ from the right-hand menu, select ‘Add Tool’ and then ‘PDF Presentation’.
Then, just follow the prompts.
2. Present your PDF
You can launch your PDF by selecting ‘Toolbox’ from the right-hand menu and then selecting the PDF you’ve already uploaded.
Or, if you’ve added your PDF to your agenda, you can start it by navigating to the relevant agenda block and hitting ‘Start’.
Then, just navigate through your slides to take people through your amazing presentation!
PDF Presentation FAQ
- PDF Presentations are meant for presenting slide decks or documents.
- The Google Slides integration is meant for collaborating on slide decks—not presenting them (see ).Google Drive in Butter
- Screensharing is best for sharing things other than slides (e.g. your browser), or using presentation mode in tools like Google Slides (see ).Screenshare
Yes, you can still see a handful of your participants in the right panel while you present. You can arrow up and down through the participants panel to see more people.
If you’re tired of seeing your participants, you can select the ‘Hide participants’ arrow if they want to enlarge the presentation.
Yes! Unless you’ve turned your video off, your participants will see your video thumbnail in the top-right corner of the PDF.
Participants can move the speaker thumbnail to any of the four corners (in case you’re blocking their view!).
Participants see the slides, a video thumbnail of the person sharing the slides, and their own zoom in/out buttons. Unlike the facilitators, participants do not have slide navigation arrows.
They can also select the ‘Hide participants’ arrow if they want to enlarge the presentation.
No, only facilitators can control the slides.
No, each participant controls their own zoomage.
Yes, mobile participants can see your PDF (although it’ll be a little small!).