Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Showing Your Presentation
The Recording toolbar tells you how long each slide has been displayed
and how long your presentation is so far. You can do these tasks from
the Recording toolbar:
Go to the next slide: Click the Next button.
• Pause recording: Click the Pause Recording button to temporarily
stop the recording so that you can feed the dog or take a phone call.
Click the Resume Recording button to resume recording.
Repeat a slide: Click the Repeat button if you get befuddled and want
to start over with a slide. The slide timing returns to 0:00:00.
5. In the dialog box that asks whether you want to keep the slide
timings, note how long your presentation is (see Figure 5-1).
Is your presentation too long or too short? I hope, like baby bear’s
porridge, your presentation is “just right.” But if it’s too long or short,
you have some work to do. You have to figure out how to shorten or
lengthen it.
6. In the dialog box that asks whether you want to keep the new slide
timings, click Yes if you want to see how long each slide stayed
onscreen during the rehearsal.
By clicking Yes, you can go to Slide Sorter view and see how long each
slide remained on-screen.
If you save the slide timings, PowerPoint assumes that, during a presentation,
you want to advance to the next slide manually or after the recorded time,
whichever comes first. For example, suppose the first slide in your
presentation remained on-screen for a minute during the rehearsal. During your
presentation, the first slide will remain on-screen for a minute and
automatically yield to the second slide unless you click to advance to the second
slide before the minute has elapsed. If you recorded slide timings strictly
to find out how long your presentation is, you need to tell PowerPoint not
to advance automatically to the next slide during a presentation after the
recorded time period elapses. On the Slide Show tab, deselect the Use
Timings check box.
Book IV
Chapter 5
Showing Your Presentation
Compared to the preliminary work, giving a presentation can seem kind of
anticlimactic. All you have to do is go from slide to slide and woo your
audience with your smooth-as-silk voice and powerful oratory skills. Well, at
least the move-from-slide-to-slide part is pretty easy. These pages explain
how to start and end a presentation, all the different ways to advance or
retreat from slide to slide, and how to jump to different slides.
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