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I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)? TIA...

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  1. #1

    Countdown Timer

    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    SuperChicken
  2. #2

    Re: Countdown Timer

    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm


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    "SuperChicken" <superchicken at austin rr com> wrote in message news:%phx.gbl...
    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    Michael
  3. #3

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Thanks, but I'm looking for a countdown timer to display on a slide to let everyone know how much time before a break is over. Like 10:00 minutes remaining....9:59 minutes remaining, etc. Any other suggestions?


    "Michael Koerner" <com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm


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    "SuperChicken" <superchicken at austin rr com> wrote in message news:%phx.gbl...
    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    Dizzy
  4. #4

    Re: Countdown Timer

    A shameless plug.......this set of powerpoint templates...
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com/s-presentations.htm
    .....contains a digital clock countdown slide that can be set to countdown.

    Cheers
    TAJ Simmons
    microsoft powerpoint mvp

    awesome - powerpoint backgrounds,
    free sample templates, tutorials, hints and tips
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com
    "Dizzy" <austin.rr.com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    Thanks, but I'm looking for a countdown timer to display on a slide to let everyone know how much time before a break is over. Like 10:00 minutes remaining....9:59 minutes remaining, etc. Any other suggestions?


    "Michael Koerner" <com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm


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    "SuperChicken" <superchicken at austin rr com> wrote in message news:%phx.gbl...
    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    TAJ
  5. #5

    Re: Countdown Timer

    TAJ,

    As I have demonstrated many-a-time... It is NOT shameless (at least in my
    opinion) to plug your stuff.

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    "TAJ Simmons" <com> wrote in message
    newshx.gbl...
    A shameless plug.......this set of powerpoint templates...
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com/s-presentations.htm
    .....contains a digital clock countdown slide that can be set to countdown.

    Cheers
    TAJ Simmons
    microsoft powerpoint mvp

    awesome - powerpoint backgrounds,
    free sample templates, tutorials, hints and tips
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com
    "Dizzy" <austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    newshx.gbl...
    Thanks, but I'm looking for a countdown timer to display on a slide to let
    everyone know how much time before a break is over. Like 10:00 minutes
    remaining....9:59 minutes remaining, etc. Any other suggestions?


    "Michael Koerner" <com> wrote in message
    newshx.gbl...
    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm

    --
    <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
    <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
    <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
    Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


    "SuperChicken" <superchicken at austin rr com> wrote in message
    news:%phx.gbl...
    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    Keith
  6. #6

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Thanks..that's the ticket
    "TAJ Simmons" <com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    A shameless plug.......this set of powerpoint templates...
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com/s-presentations.htm
    ....contains a digital clock countdown slide that can be set to countdown.

    Cheers
    TAJ Simmons
    microsoft powerpoint mvp

    awesome - powerpoint backgrounds,
    free sample templates, tutorials, hints and tips
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com
    "Dizzy" <austin.rr.com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    Thanks, but I'm looking for a countdown timer to display on a slide to let everyone know how much time before a break is over. Like 10:00 minutes remaining....9:59 minutes remaining, etc. Any other suggestions?


    "Michael Koerner" <com> wrote in message newshx.gbl...
    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm


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    <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
    <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
    <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
    Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


    "SuperChicken" <superchicken at austin rr com> wrote in message news:%phx.gbl...
    I'd like to have a countdown timer displayed on the screen during breaks. I
    couldn't find this in PP 2002. Any suggestions (related to this topic)?

    TIA


    SuperChicken
  7. #7

    Countdown Timer

    I would like to include a countdown timer during a
    presentation for grad school. Does anyone even know if
    one is available? I seemed to have looked everywhere.

    I little more specifically I want a timer to count down
    for 5min while people work in groups. This way it will
    be on the Smart Board screen while they work, and they
    can just glance up at it. Thanks in advance, Andrea
    Andrea
  8. #8

    Re: Countdown Timer

    The easiest to do is to create a 6 slide show, each displaying a large
    minute count (5:00 - 4:00 - 3:00 - 2:00 - 1:00 - TIME). The set your slides
    to automatically transition at 60 seconds. Instant countdown timer. You can
    increase the slide count and add 30 second intervals (4:30, 3:30, etc.),
    just decrease the slide transition to 30 seconds.

    The other PowerPoint option is to find a VBA script that creates a countdown
    script. Or you could leave the realm of PowerPoint and run a countdown/timer
    program - do a search at www.download.com for "timer" and you will find
    plenty.
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    Troy
  9. #9

    Re: Countdown Timer

    The PPT FAQ has two listed. See:
    TIMERS for PowerPoint
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00081.htm


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  10. #10

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Be careful using PowerPoint's transition timing to time your presentation.
    If the machine you are running on is busy, the timing may not be right.
    (Remember exact timing and PowerPoint don't play well together.)

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    slides 
    can 
    countdown 
    countdown/timer 


    Kathryn
  11. #11

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Ok, below is a little code I wrote a while back when I was doing something
    similar. I'll email it to you if you have difficulties setting the PPT up.

    Feel free to use it for your project, but, when you talk to the students,
    include a word of thanks for the newsgroup and the help it provides

    Thanks,
    B

    ============================
    Objects on slide:
    3 command buttons labeled ...
    cmd1 -- kind large at bottom of slide
    cmd2 -- very large in center of slide
    cmd3 -- rather small in lower corner -- caption to read "Exit Timer"

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    Code as Follows:
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    Option Explicit

    Public EndTime As Double
    Public StopIt As Boolean

    Private Sub cmd1_Click()

    'Set up variable
    Dim Dummy As String

    'Determine running state and change
    Select Case cmd1.Caption
    Case Is = "Reset"
    cmd1.Caption = "Start"
    cmd1.BackColor = vbGreen
    cmd2.Visible = False
    StopIt = True
    Case Else
    Dummy = InputBox("How Many Minutes?", "Countdown timer", "15")
    EndTime = Timer + (Val(Dummy) * 60)
    cmd1.Caption = "Reset"
    cmd1.BackColor = vbRed
    cmd2.Visible = True
    StopIt = False
    Call Timer1
    End Select
    End Sub

    Private Sub Timer1()
    'Set up variables
    Dim Dummy As String
    Dim x As Double, h As Double, m As Integer, s As Integer

    Loop1:
    'Stop the timer loop if done
    If StopIt = True Then
    cmd2.BackColor = vbCyan
    cmd2.Caption = "Time's Up!"
    DoEvents
    For x = 1 To 100
    Beep
    Next x
    Exit Sub
    End If

    'Figure out the time in hours, minutes seconds
    x = Int(EndTime - Timer)
    h = Int(x / 3600)
    x = x - (h * 3600)
    m = Int(x / 60)
    x = x - (m * 60)
    s = x
    x = (h * 3600) + (m * 60) + s

    'build the display string
    Dummy = "Time remaining ... " & vbCr & vbCr
    If x >= 3600 Then Dummy = Dummy & Str(h) & ":"
    If x >= 60 Then Dummy = Dummy & Right(Str(m + 1000), 2)
    Dummy = Dummy & ":" & Right(Str(s + 1000), 2)

    'Display it
    cmd2.Caption = Dummy
    DoEvents

    'Status background color and set stop flag when done
    If x > 60 Then
    cmd2.BackColor = vbGreen
    Else
    cmd2.BackColor = vbYellow
    End If
    If x < 10 Then
    cmd2.BackColor = vbRed
    Beep
    End If

    If x <= 0 Then
    StopIt = True
    End If

    'Catch the display up
    DoEvents

    'Wait a second
    s = Int(Timer)
    Do While s = Int(Timer)
    DoEvents
    Loop

    'Do it again
    GoTo Loop1
    End Sub

    Private Sub cmd3_Click()
    Application.Quit
    End Sub
    ==========================
    Watch for text wrap from the NG

    Maybe this is all too much...
    oh well.

    B
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    B
  12. #12

    Re: Countdown Timer

    B (nice name!)

    For those of us who are just learning, how do I use the code you have
    supplied?

    Thanks.



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    Re: Countdown Timer

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    Nice bloke too <g>!


    Glen
  14. #14

    Re: Countdown Timer

    aussiem

    How do I USE this VBA stuff in PowerPoint?
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00033.htm

    Be sure to have a good read around the powerpoint FAQ

    Cheers
    TAJ Simmons
    microsoft powerpoint mvp

    awesome - powerpoint backgrounds,
    free sample templates, tutorials, hints and tips etc
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com


    TAJ
  15. #15

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Aussiem,

    It might be easier if I email the PPT to you and let you dissect it. If you
    can supply me an address (you at domain dot com -- formatted to avoid
    spamming), I send it from home tonight.

    B

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    B
  16. #16

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Hi B,

    Thanks for sharing your code, would you kindly send me the ppt as wel
    ? i am a dummy of VBA...

    my email address is davidipaq @ hotmail dot com

    Thanks again
    Davi


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  17. #17

    Re: Countdown Timer

    To B:

    Thanks for the offer of emailing the PPT to me, I'd like to take you u
    on the offer, but I'd rather not publicly display my email address. Ca
    I get it to you some other way?

    (As to the code you wrote, I (think I) followed all the instructions o
    the site that TAJ supplied in order to insert your code, but th
    Debugger kept telling me there were problems.


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  18. #18

    Re: Countdown Timer

    Aussiem,
    Sorry for the delay, projects were at deadline ....

    E-mail me at ---
    vestprog2 ---
    yahoo ---
    com ---

    Inserting the at and dot where seems appropriate

    David, your copy is enroute.

    B


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    B
  19. #19

    countdown timer

    I need to creat a cool looking countdown timer that comes
    up during a presntation. It will come up after a question
    slide. Does anyone have such a timer, I need to do this
    ASAP.

    Thanks
    shm
  20. #20

    Re: countdown timer

    Just insert a new slide, insert a text box and type a number with a large
    font size. Add the animation you require to the number and add a transition
    of 'n' seconds to the slide.

    Duplicate the slide as required and replace the typed numbers.


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