Set Time Duration For Moving To Next Slide [PowerPoint 2010]

While giving a long presentation, it often becomes quite tedious to manually switch to the next slide. PowerPoint 2010 lets you set a time interval to automatically move to next slide in the presentation. This feature helps users rehearse the presentation and mark the significance of the slide content in the presentation. If you think that some points mentioned in a certain slide will take more time than normal to elaborate, navigate the the Transitions tab, and from Timing section, enable After option and then enter the time interval. It’s recommended to use the timer while rehearsing the slide content to check whether the slide content can be covered in the defined time or not. PowerPoint lets you quickly switch to default slide navigation behavior with a click. All you need is to enable On Mouse Click option to disable move to next slide after specified time option. In this post we will explain how you can move to next slide after a specified time.

In order to set time duration for moving to the next slide, launch PowerPoint 2010, select or navigate to the required slide, head over to Transitions tab and from Timing group, under Advance Slide, set time duration; enable After option and then specify the time. Once done, run the slideshow, navigate to the slide and wait for defined time to check whether it moves to the next slide or not.


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In Slide Show, presentation slide will automatically move to the next slide after specified time duration. If it doesn’t move to the next slide, close the slideshow, navigate to Transitions tab and disable it and set the time again after enabling the After option.

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  • Bob

    Very helpful, thanks a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/lesaevans Lesa Evans

    Excellent post, thanks!

  • Freey4

    Thanks, Helped a lot

  • Jess

    I change the time, but it still doesn’t change! What do i do now? I need to know how to do it by this Monday for my presentation. Please help!