PPT count down timer

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May 14, 2011 at 07:26:39
Specs: Windows XP, P4 3GHz/ 2GB
15 squares, side by side make a line which decrement "the line / square" by one, each second. (somthing like countdown bar in windows install procedure which waits 15 seconds or press a key for reboot).

same thing I want to put under my text in presentation in powerpoint (or anything else).


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May 14, 2011 at 08:07:39
You didn't say which version of Powerpoint you are using, so this is for 2003:

Under the Slide Show menu there is a choice of Custom Animation.

1 - Create your boxes
2 - Right click the last box and choose the Custom Animation.
3 - Click Add Effect, then choose Exit then choose one of the default Exit effects or More Effects.
4 - Choose how you want to Start the Exit effect for the first box of the count down timer.
5 - Right click the second to last box and choose Custom Animation
6 - Set the Exit effect
7 - Choose "After Previous"
9 - Use Drop Down arrow next to name of object and Choose Timing, set it 1 second
10 - Repeat, Repeat, Repeat


Hey I found a quicker way:

1 - Create your last box first and set the Exit effect and method for starting the timer.
2 - With Custom Animation pane still open, Copy/Paste that box and change the Animation to After Previous and set the Timing.
3 - Copy/Paste that box 13 more times and the Custom Animation of After Previous will come along with it.

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May 15, 2011 at 07:01:48
ppt is 2007 (so pptx)

ok, I made counter and it looks pretty nice :)

but how to merge it (link) to slide(s) in presentation. U know, exercising "put your arm up, then down, up and down, 1, 2, 3, 4)...
and this text is the main text on screen, and under it, there goes ticker, countdown.
click, click. from right to left.

(if you have mail to send what I've done).

where's gone link from this site, which infor me when someone give me answer directly to my e-mail?


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May 15, 2011 at 08:41:02
re: "but how to merge it (link) to slide(s) in presentation."

I'm no PPT expert. In fact, I figured out the Timer based on your question. Keep in mind that I'm making this up as I go along, so feel free to experiment on your own.

Learn by doing...

Here's what seemed to work for me:

1 - Create the Timer on Slide 1.
2 - Copy it to Slide 2
3 - Modify the Custom Animation for Rectangle 1 on Sheet 2 to be:

After Previous - Timing = 3 secs. (Adds a delay before the timer starts)

4 - Copy the entire Timer from Sheet 2 to all the other slides.
5 - Set up the slide show to Transition each slide using a timing that fits your need.

When the Slide show starts, the first timer will count down, the presentation will move to the next slide (based on your Slide Transition timing) and start the Timer based on the Animation timing for the first rectangle.

re: " where's gone link from this site, which infor me when someone give me answer directly to my e-mail?"

1 - Click on My Home at the top of the page
2 - Click Settings
3 - Check the box next to:

E-mail me about my postings and replies.

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May 15, 2011 at 12:13:01
Thank you.

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May 19, 2011 at 01:35:08
yes, I made it.

But now :) how to start presentation to starts with click and goes continously to the end.
1. start presentation
2. display the slide whith name or something ... and on this slide there is button (trigger) which starts the whole slide show.

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May 19, 2011 at 04:18:54
Just a guess since I can't see your presentation from where I'm sitting...

On the first slide (a title page perhaps?) you put the instructions and a shape that says "Start".

Set the animation for that shape to "Exit", "On click" and then have the slide Transition to the next slide.

The first box on the next slide (the first box of the first timer) would be set to "Exit", "After Previous" with an appropriate delay, just like the first box of the timers on all the other slides.

I'd like to see what you have done. If I send you an email address via Private Message, would you send me a copy of the final version?

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