PowerPoint Presentations – How To Record And Rehearse Your Slide Timing

Working in PowerPoint you can choose between these show types: “Browsed at a kiosk (full screen)” or “Presented by a speaker (full screen)”. It is highly recommended to record your timing and rehearse your slides before delivering your presentation to your target audience.

You will have to do the following steps:
  • Go to the tab “Slide Show” and press the option “Rehearse Timings”. Once you press this option, your timer will be switched on immediately.

  • Now, you can see an appeared toolbar “Rehearsal” and the box called “Slide Time”. The timing of your PowerPoint presentation has already begun.

    shows recording timings box for powerpoint

  • Let’s look at the toolbar “Rehearsal” and discover all available actions there: “Next”, “Pause”, “Slide Time”, “Repeat”, and “Total Presentation Time”.

  • Once you start the process of timing your PowerPoint presentation, you can do these actions on the toolbar “Rehearsal”:

  • In order to move to your next PowerPoint slide, you have to press “Next”.

  • In order to stop your recording just for a while, you have to press “Pause”.

  • In order to restart your time recording after your temporarily pause, you have to press “Pause” again.

  • If you want to get the exact timing for your PowerPoint slide set and appeared, you have to refer to the box “Slide Time” and type the exact length.

  • In order to restart the timing for your recording, just press “Repeat”.

  • Once the timing has been set for your last PowerPoint slide, you will see the message box which indicated the timing for your current PowerPoint presentation. You will be prompted to do one of the following actions:

  • If you want to keep your timing, press “Yes”.

  • If you want to discard your timing, press “No”.

Now the view Slide Sorter is going to appear and display the timing of every PowerPoint slide in the current presentation.

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