Want to create a countdown timer in your PowerPoint presentation? The good news is that you can add a timer in your PowerPoint slide using the Get Add-ins feature. The Get Add-ins feature helps office users find apps that can assist them with their work.
How to add Countdown Timer in PowerPoint
Follow the steps to insert a countdown timer in PowerPoint.
- Launch a PowerPoint presentation
- Add a blank slide layout.
- On the Insert tab, click Get Add-ins.
- In the search engine, type Timer, then press Enter.
- Choose an app, then click Add.
- Click Continue
- Timer inserted into slide.
Launch your PowerPoint presentation.
Then add a blank slide layout.
Go to the Insert tab and click Get Add-ins.
An Office Add-in dialog box will open.
In the search engine, type Timer, then press Enter.
Now you will see a list of timer apps. Choose an app and click the Add button. In this tutorial we chose the app Breaktime.
A dialog box with the license and private policy of the app will pop up. Click Continue.
The Timer is inserted into the slide.
The Breaktime app allows users to set the minutes and seconds and the type. The app also allows users to start or stop the countdown. You can also reset your timer. See photo above.
We hope you understand how to insert the countdown timer in PowerPoint.
How do I create an animated countdown timer in PowerPoint?
- Insert a textbox into your PowerPoint slide. Then customize the textbox into a small box.
- Press Ctrl D to copy the text box. Make a copy of nine boxes.
- Add numbers to the text boxes, make it 1-10.
- Now we will animate these text boxes to disappear one at a time.
- On the Animations tab in the Advanced Animation group, click the Add Animation button, scroll down to the Exit section, and click Disappear.
- Press and hold the Shift key to select the other text boxes, click the Add Animation button, then select Disappear. They will have the same effect as the previous.
- On the Animations tab in the Advanced Animation group, click the Animation Pane button.
- An Animation Pane will appear on the right.
- You can rename the text boxes, so you can know which text box you are customizing.
- Select text box 10. On the Animations tab in the Timing group, leave the settings as Start: On Click, Duration: 01 and Delay: 1.00.
- Set the same settings for the other text boxes.
- Click the Slide Show button to view the countdown.
How do you loop a timer in PowerPoint?
- Click the Slide Show tab.
- Click the Set Up Show button in the Set up group.
- A Set Up Show dialog box will appear.
- Under the Show Options section, check the check box for Loop continuously until ‘Esc.’
- Then click OK.