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Creating a timer on a PowerPoint slide

I am wanting to use PowerPoint as the presentation tool for a quiz I am planning to organise and I am wondering whether it is possible for each slide to have numerals (next to the question) showing every second on each side giving the participants an idea of what the time they have left. It does not have to be numerals it could be a barometer bar, etc. I have Office 97.

Should I be considering another piece of software?

I hope this unusual query is possible.

DCBEAGLE
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bruintjeCommented:
Hi DCBeagle, you could check this sample on the PPT FAQ

http://www.mvps.org/skp/ppt00021.htm

for powerpoint 97 you can use as is done in the sample the countdown timer with the sleep API call. that sample shows the next slide but that is soemthing you don't have to use on the text frame to display the time or seconds to go

HAGD:O)Bruintje
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dcbeagleAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the direction - the points will be yours but I am wondering whether you could solve the following: how do you overcome the flickering on the slide as the countdown is in operation?

Any help will be appreciated.

DCBEAGLE
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ildcCommented:
I did it once with several superposed objects that I did appear one after another using the timing sequence in the animation settings.

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nfernandCommented:
Hi... a little "constructive critic": Do not stress your students with a timer on screen.
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dcbeagleAuthor Commented:
This is not a serious exercise - all I am arranging is a 'social' quiz - stress will be in what piece of cake to eat at the end!!

Seriously, the timer is only for each particular slide and I want the control of the mouse / keyboard to move to the next question.

DCBEAGLE
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dcbeagleAuthor Commented:
Now up and running.

Thank you.

DCBEAGLE
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bruintjeCommented:
thanks for the grade....

i tried the effect of the flicker but couldn't see it here win98/ppt2002
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