Many PowerPoint users like to start viewing presentations in slideshow mode, while discussing the content and keeping the conversation going. However, in some presentations, you may need to flip through multiple slides without any comments. Add a stopwatch effect to PowerPoint to automatically cycle through slides with just a few clicks. See step 1 to get started!
Step 1. Start PowerPoint 2003, 2007, or 2010
Open the generated presentation file.
Step 2. In the menu, select the "Slideshow" tab and click on the "Customize slideshow" button
On the right side of the Slide Show Settings window, select the Use Timer If Available radio button under Change Slide. Click the "OK" button to close the window
Step 3. On the toolbar, click the Time Settings button
- The slideshow will start playing in full screen mode. Change slides after the time that you think will be enough for viewing, simply by clicking somewhere with the mouse on the slideshow. This will allow you to adjust the time delays according to how they are currently displayed.
Please note that the time allotted for each slide will be tracked and shown in the upper left corner of the window.
Step 4. Preview the slideshow again using the From Beginning button at the left edge of the Slideshow toolbar
Step 5. Trace the slide changes using timers and write down those for which you need to adjust the time delays
Step 6. Make the necessary changes to the time value used for automatic slide changes
You can adjust the timing for specific slides in Normal View. Select the slide you want to change, then select the Animation tab. On the right side of the "Go to This Slide" section, there is a "Change Slide" item. Change the amount of time in the box labeled "Automatically after."