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Rehearse Slide Timings

Rehearse Timings enables you to time how long a presentation takes to deliver. This can be a fantastic tool when preparing for that 10 minute presentation to ensure you do not overrun.

Rehearse a presentation's timings

  1. Click the Slide Show tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click Rehearse Timings in the Set Up group
  3. The slide show begins and the Rehearsal toolbar is shown in the top left corner of the screen

    Rehearsal toolbar

  4. Practice the presentation and move through the slide show as normal
  5. As you move through the show, the first timer on the toolbar restarts and records how long you took on the previous slide

  6. At the end of the show, PowerPoint asks whether you would like to save the timings.
  7. Prompt to save timings

    Saving the timings will display the timings on each slide in Slide Sorter view and allow you to evaluate your rehearsal.

    Timings in Slide Sorter view

    This is advantageous, but if you are planning on manually delivering the presentation you must not forget to remove the timings

Remove the slide timings

The slide timings are stored on each slides transition effects.

  1. Click the Animations tab on the Ribbon
  2. In the Advanced Slide section of the Transition to This Slide group, clear the Automatically after checkbox
  3. Clear timings from Slide Transition

  4. Click the Apply to All button

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