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Start VBA Routing in Powerpoint on Slide Load

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I found a piece of code that creates a clock on a power point slide. All credit for this goes to The Tech Train Youtube channel.

My issue lies in the fact that in the video he is starting the code from an action button but I want to start it when the slide actually loads. I have been able to get it to start but when I do, it seems to freeze the slideshow in place and I can't proceed.

Here is the code for the clock:
Public clock As Boolean
Public currenttime, currentday As String

Sub Pause()
Dim PauseTime, start
PauseTime = 1
start = Timer
Do While Timer < start + PauseTime
DoEvents
Loop
End Sub

Sub StartClock()
clock = True
Do Until clock = False
On Error Resume Next
currenttime = Format((Now()), "h:mm:ss AM/PM")
'to remove am/pm comment the following line out
currenttime = Mid(currenttime, 1, Len(currenttime) - 3)
ActivePresentation.Slides(SlideShowWindows(1).View.CurrentShowPosition).Shapes("shpClock").TextFrame.TextRange.Text = currenttime
Pause
Loop
End Sub

Sub OnSlideShowPageChange(ByVal objectWindow As SlideShowWindow)
clock = False
ActivePresentation.Slides(SlideShowWindows(1).View.CurrentShowPosition).Shapes("shpClock").TextFrame.TextRange.Text = "--:--:--"
End Sub

Sub OnSlideShowterminate()
clock = False
End Sub
My issue is starting the clock. Here is the closest I've been able to get:
Sub OnSlideShowPageChange(ByVal Wn As SlideShowWindow)
    If Wn.View.CurrentShowPosition = 2 Then
    StartClock
    End If
End Sub

My problem is that using this code, I cannot advance to the next slide or close the slideshow. The code works great if I attach it to an action button but I want it totally automatic.
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