Want a dynamic PowerPoint that loops a slideshow in your slideshow? In this setup, you will have two PowerPoints, a movie from your second PowerPoint and a .swf enabled clock.
Here’s an example of our Work Ethics PowerPoint –
The PowerPoint that is running is a macros enabled PowerPoint with a PowerPoint movie in the one and only slide of PowerPoint One.
After a few seconds, you’ll see the movie advance to the next slide.
Here’s how to make this PowerPoint-
- Make a folder on your desktop called Project.
- Open PowerPoint and select your template. (We will call this PowerPoint One)
- Insert a logo into the first slide of PowerPoint One.
- Navigate to
- Download the clock of your choice and follow the steps from the above website. This excellent website also provides directions for other versions of office.
- This will insert a SWF (Flash clock on the slide of PowerPoint One) – There are many clocks to choose from on the site. When you open the developer properties, select to embed the clock and to loop.
- Save this PowerPoint (PowerPoint One) as macro enabled
- Open PowerPoint again and select your template. (We will call this PowerPoint Two).
- Create your PowerPoint.
- Click Advance Slide. (Set your Timings)
- Setup your PowerPoint to Loop
- Save As a pptx file – You may want to change this PowerPoint later. Saving it as a PowerPoint allows you to edit it. You will have to resave a movie if you update the PowerPoint.
- Next save it as a WMV file.
- This will take some time – 5-10 minutes.
- Open PowerPoint One. Insert the movie you saved. Set the Movie to automatically start and to Loop.
- Save your PowerPoint as Macro Enabled.
Now when you play PowerPoint One, the clock will start and so will the movie.