How To Add A Timer To Powerpoint Slides

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You can showroom and animated on-screen timer or progress bar lớn make your presentation more interesting. For example, you might want to lớn include a timed quiz at the over of a training with a countdown display. You can use the animation features in PowerPoint to lớn create many different kinds of timers.

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If you’re looking for a timer to lớn track how long you’ve been speaking to lớn stay within your allotted time limits, see Start the presentation and see your notes in Presenter view.


Tip: You can also find other types of timers, such as stopwatch timers, at the Office Store or use không tính tiền slide templates to lớn count down one minute, five minutes, & ten minutes for your audience.


Create a countdown timer

This timer uses a simple but dramatic animation sequence. It shows a countdown in one-second intervals from 5 lớn 1.

Begin by creating five text boxes with numbers 5 through 1. We will animate these to disappear one at a time, in one-second intervals.

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To create text boxes, on the Insert tab, in Text group, click Text box, and draw the text box on your slide. Then địa chỉ the number. You can copy and paste khổng lồ duplicate and then edit the new boxes.

Click inside the text rectangle with the number.

On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Add Animation, và go down khổng lồ Exit. Here, you can select the animation you want, for example Disappear.

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Select the rest of the rectangles 4, 3, 2, 1 in order, và apply the same exit animation, Disappear, to each, one at a time.

Click Animations > Animation Pane to show the Animation Pane. The numbering of the rectangles can be a little confusing because PowerPoint is accounting for other objects on the slide. Look at the number lớn the right, which shows the text in the rectangle.

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You want only the first rectangle with the number 5 to lớn start on a click, & you want it to lớn stay on screen for one second before it disappears. You want the other boxes lớn then each wait one second before disappearing automatically, one by one.

Select Rectangle 5, and in the Animations > Timing group, leave the settings Start: On ClickDuration: .01, but phối Delay to 01.00, one second.

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Now, in the Animation Pane, select the rest of the rectangles one at a time, from 4 to 1. Again in the Timing group, mix the timing details to: Start: After Previous, Duration: Auto, & Delay: 01:00.

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When you’re done, try it out by going to lớn Slideshow Mode & playing From Current Slide. Click khổng lồ begin the countdown!


Tips: 

You can preview your animation effects any time. On the Animations tab, in the Preview group, click Preview.

After the countdown, you might want to add an animation, such as a text box that reads Finished! To bởi vì this, insert the text box, select it, go khổng lồ Animations > Advanced Animation > Entrance > Appear. Then, in the Timing group, mix Start to lớn After Previous, phối Duration khổng lồ Auto, & set Delay khổng lồ 00.00. Notice that this text box also appears in the Animation Pane.


Note: You can just as easily animate shapes khổng lồ appear or disappear using the different entrance and exit animations in PowerPoint. You can use any interval, but it’s a good idea lớn set the same delay for each object in the sequence.


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How khổng lồ create a progress bar timer

Another effective way to địa chỉ cửa hàng a countdown timer is to lớn emulate the appearance of a progress bar.

On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes, & select a rectangle.

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On the slide, click where you want the progress bar, & draw a rectangle with its edge against the left border of the slide.

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You can màu sắc the bar as you like. Right-click the bar, và select Format Shape > Shape Options > Fill > Solid fill.

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On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, select Fly In.

Click Effect Options, và select From Left.

In the Timing group, mix the Duration lớn the number of seconds you want the progress bar to run, for example, 30 seconds. For Start, select On Click.

Here’s what your settings should look like:

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When you’re done, try it out by going khổng lồ Slideshow Mode và playing From Current Slide. Click lớn begin the timer. The progress bar should appear lớn grow from the left side of the screen for 30 seconds and then stop.