How to Time Slides in a Self-Running PowerPoint 2007 Presentation
After you’ve created your self-running PowerPoint presentation, the next task is to tell PowerPoint how long to keep each slide on-screen. As you decide, imagine how long viewers would like each slide to remain. Try to calculate how long it takes the average viewer to take in a slide.
PowerPoint offers three ways to indicate how long you want each slide to stay on-screen. You can keep all slides on-screen the same amount of time, choose a different time for each slide, or rehearse the presentation and tell PowerPoint to keep each slide on-screen for the amount of time it remained on-screen during the rehearsal.
Follow these steps to keep all slides in a self-running presentation on-screen for the same amount of time:
Switch to Slide Sorter view.
In Slide Sorter view, you can see how long each slide is supposed to remain on-screen.
Click the Animations tab.
Deselect the On Mouse Click check box.
Deselecting this check box tells PowerPoint to advance slides after a certain amount of time has elapsed.Enter how long you want each slide or all the slides to remain on-screen in the Automatically After box.
Select the Automatically After check box.
Click the Apply to All button.
This tells PowerPoint to advance all slides in the presentation after a certain amount of time has elapsed. Later, you can adjust time periods for individual slides.
Enter how long you want the slide or all the slides to remain on-screen.
How you do this depends on whether you want the slides to stay on-screen the same amount of time:
All slides the same time: Enter a time period in the Automatically After text box and click the Apply to All button again.
Each slide a different time: One by one, select each slide and enter a time period in the Automatically After text box.