How to add a timer to powerpoint slides

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Learn how you can use a đoạn phim countdown timer across slides in PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows.

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Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: PowerPoint năm 2016 and 2013 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 và higher

Date Created: March 03, 2015Last Updated: March 23, 2018


Imagine that you are about to give a presentation that contains a certain number of slides, & you"ve got 15 minutes in all khổng lồ complete thewhole presentation and wrap up every detail. All in those 15 minutes! Or maybe, you have only 10 minutes? What will you do?

Did you know that you can set up a small timer in your slides that shows a countdown as you present? Although this can be a little distracting,you can make it work if you place it discreetly, as we will show you in this tutorial.

We will now show you how you can create a countdown timer using a ready-to-use đoạn phim file, right withinPowerPoint 2016 orPowerPoint 2013. Khổng lồ use these techniques, you will have todownload and buy our collection of Countdown Timers 02 (Larger). This entire collection can be bought for a minimum price of $9.99. Once you tải về this collection, unzip the downloaded folder. Thereafter follow these steps to learn how toinsert a countdown timer in a presentation:

Once you tải về this collection, unzip the downloaded thư mục (see Figure 1). Notice the MP4 clip files? You will use one ofthese in the countdown sequence you create within this tutorial. Do lưu ý that all MP4 files are available in both Standard (4:3) & Widescreen(16:9) aspect ratios.
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Figure 1: Unzipped downloaded folderOpen your existing presentation (or create a new one) & navigate lớn the first slide of your presentation, as shown inFigure 2, below.
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Figure 2: First slide of the presentation
Tip: If you are creating a new presentation, then another alternative is lớn use any of the existing countdown equippedpresentations in the downloaded ZIP (look within the Samples folder). And then use that presentation as a starting point tocreate your own slides, already equipped with a countdown! You then don"t need khổng lồ follow any of the other steps mentioned on this page.
Access the Animations tab of the Ribbon. Then click the Animation Pane button, as shown highlighted inred within Figure 6, below.
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Figure 6: Animation Pane buttonWithin the Animation Pane that shows up, double-click the first animation. This will bring up thePlay Video dialog box as shown in Figure 7.

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Figure 7: The Effect tab of the Play đoạn phim dialog boxWithin the Effect tab of this dialog box, locate the Stop playing section. Then select theAfter ____ slides radio button và set the value khổng lồ 999, as shown highlighted in red withinFigure 8.
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Figure 8: Stop playing after 999 slidesOnce done, click the OK button.
Tip: Make sure you place the countdown timer video clip in a place that it doesn"t hide your content and resize the video so itonly shows what you need lớn see, as shown in Figure 9.
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Figure 9: Countdown timer clip properly positioned on the slide & resized

See Also:

Slides with Countdown Timers in PowerPoint 2010 for WindowsSlides with Countdown Timers in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows


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