How to Create a Basic Timer in PowerPoint

One Methods:Alternate method


Have you ever wanted to use timers in your games in Power-point presentation? Then read this article!

Steps

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    Open up Power-point.
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    Open your game.
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    Go to the slide/s where you need a timer.
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    You might want to add a 'Game Over!' slide or something.
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    Insert/shapes/oval. Draw up a circle , then another one, but slightly bigger.
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    For the small circle, click it, then animations/custom animation. Start/with previous. Add effect/exit/wheel/spokes/1.
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    Add a custom action button, filling up the whole slide, mouse over hyperlink to the game over slide, filling it with white, and white outline.

Alternate method

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    Open up Power-point.
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    Open your game.
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    Go to the slide/s where you need a timer.
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    Create a slide that says, 'Game Over!'.
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    On the slide where you need a timer, insert/shapes/rectangle. Draw up a rectangle. Then...
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    Animations/custom animation/start/with previous/add effect/exit/wipe/from right.
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    Click the drop down button/timing/speed/click and highlight, then type in the speed you choose to have.
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    Then add another custom action button that fills up the slide, then hyperlink it to the game over slide, filling it with white, with white outlines.

Tips

  • Save often if you make mistakes.
  • For the circle-based timer, you can edit the colors so people know where the countdown starts.

Warnings

  • If someone makes a mistake in the game while playing, then starting again, then reaching the slide, the animations will stop. Just tell them to press escape on the keyboard, then F5.

Article Info

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