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Old 01-18-08, 04:35 PM
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Powerpoint question

I want to put a visual "countdown" clock into slides of a PP presentation.

I know in "custom animation" how to add or take away an object after a set amount of time, but I need the attending group to see how much time they have left on their break (7 minutes). Is there a widget out there, or possibly an object somewhere in PP that can do this?

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Old 01-19-08, 09:16 AM
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There's several setups available on line for creating countdown timers in powerpoint. Here are some tutorials:
http://www.indezine.com/products/pow...untdown01.html
http://www.education-world.com/a_tec...orial022.shtml
http://davefoord.uniblogs.org/resour...werpoint-2003/

These all seem like they'd work best with a completely automated presentation, i.e. no manual advancing of the slides.

Here's an add-on that will show the current date-time during the presentation, the viewers would have to do the math themselves on how much time in their break they have left:
http://officeone.mvps.org/autodateti...odatetime.html

I also found an add-on for powerpoint that will create a real-time countdown clock for you, but it's shareware and requires a purchase of $20 after 30 days:
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/powerpoi.../ppt-timer.htm
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/powerpoi...imer/index.htm

More possible timer solutions here:
http://pptfaq.com/FAQ00081.htm
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Brilliant!

Thank you so much for the links!

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