PowerPoint Presentations can be very professional, but did you know that PowerPoint Presentations can run by themselves? PowerPoint Rehearsed Timings allow users to record presentations based on slide timings that are set by the presenter.
To use PowerPoint Rehearsed Timings, follow these instructions.
With the completed PowerPoint Presentation open, click on the “Slideshow” Tab (PPT 2007) and click on “Rehearse Timings.”
NOTE: With PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions, click on the “Slideshow” menu and click “”Rehearse Timings.”
The slideshow will begin. Notice the timer in the upper left corner of the screen (shown here below). You may move this timer window around, if you need. Use this timer window to “Pause,” “Restart,” or “Repeat” (to start over) the slideshow.
Walk through the slideshow as if you were actually doing the presentation, using the mouse to click to the next slide, etc.
Upon using “Rehearsed Timings” for the first time, you may notice that you are moving faster than you would during an actual or live presentation. Practice and ensure you are not moving too fast.
Once you have completed the slideshow, a window will pop-up asking if you wish to save the slideshow timings. Answer “Yes” to save the Rehearsed Timings.
Next, click on “Setup Slideshow” on the Ribbon. (On the Slideshow menu in PPT 2003 and earlier)
This opens a window asking some details about how you wish to play or run the slideshow.
Choose your options and ensure you have the “Use timings, if present” checkbox selected.
You also have the option to change the screen resolution, if needed.
Once you click “OK,” the slideshow is ready to be played.
Click on the “Slideshow” icon at the bottom of the window and the slideshow will run according to the “Rehearsed Timings.”
It’s that simple!