It can be useful to let your audience know when the show is going to begin. Here's a description about how to do it:
Create Countdown Slide Without VBA
(There is also a sample PowerPoint file with all the hard work done for you!)
The MVPS.org site also has a way to do it with VBA:
Simulate a countdown timer using Sleep API
Indezine.com has a tutorial:
Tushar-Mehta.com offers a free download:
PowerPoint Timer add-in
The add-in provides a variety of capabilities missing from PowerPoint itself. During a slideshow, it can:
- Show the current time
- Show the elapsed time of the presentation
- Count down the time remaining for the presentation.
- Optionally, it includes the ability to terminate the presentation at the end of a separately configurable grace period!
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