Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Ending a Slideshow
Before the Show:
Time spent on this slide
The Recording toolbar keeps track of your
timing as you practice a presentation. Use
its buttons to start on-click animations and
advance to the next slide. If you pause while
recording, a dialog box opens so you can start
again when you’re ready.
Time spend on entire presentation so far
When you pause the recording,
this box appears.
PowerPoint displays a dialog box showing the time recorded for the entire
presentation and asks whether you want to keep the slide timings it recorded when
you view the slideshow.
— Yes. When you click Yes, PowerPoint saves the timings it recorded for each
slide. To see how long you spent on a slide, look at the presentation in Slide
Sorter view; the recorded time for a slide appears below it on the left.
— No. Click No if you don’t want to save the times recorded for this run-through.
After you’ve finished your rehearsal, PowerPoint returns you to the view you
were in before you began the slideshow.
If you save rehearsed timings, PowerPoint assumes you want to use those timings
when giving the presentation. That means when you launch the slideshow, the
PowerPoint timer starts ticking again. You can advance slides by clicking the mouse, but if
you don’t, PowerPoint moves forward for you, using the recorded timings.
If you’ve saved rehearsal timings and don’t want PowerPoint to advance
automatically in this way, go to the Slide Show tab and turn off the Use Timings checkbox (Alt,
S, U toggles it off and on). To clear recorded timings entirely, go to the Slide Show
tab and, in the Set Up section, click the Record Slide Show button’s down arrow (Alt,
S, N). From the menu that appears, select Clear ➝ Clear Timing on All Slides (C, A).