Rehearse and set slide timings

When you practice your presentation, you can record how much time that you need to present each slide. When you deliver your presentation, you can use the timings to advance slides automatically. If you save your presentation as a movie file, the timings can be used to advance slides automatically.

Do any of the following:

ShowRehearse your presentation

As you rehearse, the timer records the amount of time you spend on each slide and the total amount of time spent on all slides. The timer automatically starts when you enter presenter view.

  1. On the Slide Show tab, under Presenter Tools, click Rehearse.

Slide Show tab, Presenter Tools group

  1. Begin to practice your presentation.

When you finish practicing the content for each slide, click the right or left arrow Go to next slide or previous slide buttons to advance to the next or previous slide.

  1. When you reach the last slide or exit presenter view, PowerPoint prompts you to save the timings.

ShowPause, start, or reset the timer

The timer automatically starts when you enter presenter view; however, you can pause and then restart the timer if you need to stop to type notes for the current slide or take a break.

  • Do one of the following:
To Do this
Pause the timer Click Pause timer button
Start or continue the timer Click Start timer button
Reset the timer to zero for the current slide Click Reset timer button

 Notes 

    • When you reach the last slide or exit presenter view, PowerPoint prompts you to save the timings.
    • Rehearsed slide timings are not turned on by default. If you want to use the timings as you present, you can turn the timing on before you play the slide show. On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, select the Use Timings check box.

ShowAdd speaker notes while you rehearse

On the left side of the notes pane, you can see any speaker notes that you entered for the current slide when you created the presentation. However, you can also type additional notes while you rehearse.

  1. Click Pause timer button to pause the timer.
  2. Click inside the notes pane on the right, and then type your meeting notes.

 Note   When you exit presenter view, the additional notes are appended to the end of the notes for the slide that was in view when you typed them.

See also

Turn slide timings off

Use presenter view

Save a presentation as a movie file

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint for Mac 2011