How to Set Time Between Slides in Powerpoint 2010

When you are making a presentation in Powerpoint 2010 that you will be presenting to an audience, you need to be aware of more than just the contents of the slide. Your ability to present the slides will also factor into how well it is received and, as such, you will need to rehearse and prepare the presentation so that it goes as smoothly as possible. One way that you can fully prepare to give your presentation is by determining how long you will spend per slide, then setting your presentation to only display each slide for that amount of time. This will help serve to automate the presentation, and give you one less factor that you need to consider.

 

Specify Slide Transition Duration in Powerpoint 2010

 

Using this method is also a good way to set a slideshow for images that you want to show casually for friends or family. While there are other ways to create an image slideshow in Windows 7, a Powerpoint presentation is very customizable and portable, which makes it an ideal option for such an activity.

 

Step 1: Open the Powerpoint 2010 presentation for which you want to specify the amount of time between slides.

Step 2: Click inside the column at the left side of the window showing your slide previews, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all of them.

select all of the presentation slides

 

Step 3: Click Transitions at the top of the window.

click the transitions tab

 

Step 4: Click inside the box to the left of On Mouse Click, in the Timing section of the window, to clear the check mark.

Step 5: Check the box to the left of After to check the box, then specify the amount of time for which you would like each slide to be displayed. Note that, in the sample image below, I have set the slideshow to display each side for 3 seconds.

how to set time between slides in powerpoint 2010

 

You can then preview the slideshow to confirm that the amount of time between slides is correct.

You can also individually set the amount of time per slide by skipping step 2, then repeating steps 3-5 for each individual slide.

 

Note that you can also help your presentation efforts by creating and printing speaker notes for your presentation. Read this article to learn how to print the notes so that you will have something to read from while you are giving your presentation.

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