Create and access presentations offline

Create and access presentations offline

Zoho Show lets you access your presentations even when you are not connected to the internet. You can create, view, play, and edit a presentation while you're offline, as long as you are signed in to the app. Once you are connected to the internet, you can sync your presentations online.

Enable offline mode

  1. From the left panel of Show's listing page, click Offline Presentations.
  2. The offline setup dialog will appear with a set of instructions.
  3. Click Enable setup.



Presentations that are available offline can only be used to view or present. To edit a presentation you will have to create a copy of it.
In the listing page, click on the presentation thumbnail and select Make a Copy.

  1. By default, the five most recent presentations will be made available for offline use.
  2. Play these presentations as a slideshow by accessing Offline Presentations in the listing page.
  3. You can create presentations offline using downloaded themes, templates, and slide designs.
  4. The offline setup is browser-specific. You will have to set up again if you wish to access presentations offline in a different browser.
  5. It is not recommended to enable offline setups on public computers as your data will be stored in browsers until offline mode is disabled.

Make presentations available offline

While the offline setup only enables the five most recent presentations to be available offline. You can also choose to create any individual presentations offline.
  1. Click any presentation thumbnail from the listing page.
  2. Tap the icon and select Make Available offline.
  3. In the editor page, click File, and choose Make Available Offline.


You must duplicate a presentation to work on it offline.

Play a slideshow offline

You can play all the presentations that you have enabled offline mode.

Create presentations offline

You can access the gallery for creating a presentation offline.
You can create a presentation offline using the downloaded templates, themes, and slide designs.
You'll not be able to access the library section when there is no internet.
To download a template, theme, or slide design,
  1. Hover over the required template, theme, or slide designs and click the icon.
  2. Click Make Available Offline.

By default, the whitepaper theme is available to create a presentation offline. 

Revoke offline access

You can revoke the offline access to a presentation anytime you prefer.
  1. In the listing page, click the on the presentation that you have given offline access to and select Revoke Offline Access.
  2. In the editor page, click File and choose Revoke Offline Access.

Sync offline presentations online

While working on a presentation, when you are connected to the internet, you will be notified to sync your offline presentations online. 
  1. Click Sync Changes for the changes to be updated to the presentation immediately. 
  2. Click Later to sync changes manually when you prefer.


To sync changes manually
  1. Open the required presentation.
  2. In the editor page, click the Sync icon in the top-right corner of the presentation to sync the presentation.

Sync changes made by collaborator(s)

Changes made to your offline presentation by any collaborator will be automatically synced when you are connected to the network if the particular presentation is kept open.
The changes will be updated automatically whenever you open the presentation.

To manually sync a presentation
In the listing page, click the  Sync icon in the top-left corner of the presentation thumbnail.


Disable offline mode

Disabling offline mode will completely remove all the resources needed for Show to work offline. You cannot access Show if there is no network connection. Only after enabling the offline setup again will you be able to create and access presentations offline. 
  1. In the listing page, from the left pane, click Offline Presentations.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Disable Offline setup
  4. In the confirmation dialog, click Disable.

Remove Offline Data

Removing offline data will remove all the presentations and gallery items (slides, themes, and templates) saved offline.
  1. In the listing page, from the left pane, click Offline Presentations.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Remove Offline Data.
  4. In the confirmation dialog, click Remove.


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