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2007 Microsoft® Office System Step by Step, Second Edition by Joan Lambert, John Pierce, Steve Lambert, M. Dow Lambert III, Curtis D. Frye, Joyce Cox

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Rehearsing a Presentation

When delivering a slide show, you can move from slide to slide in the following ways:

  • Manually. You control when you move by clicking the mouse button, pressing keys, or clicking commands.

  • Automatically. PowerPoint displays each slide for a predefined length of time and then displays the next slide.

The length of time a slide appears on the screen is controlled by its slide timing. By default, slide timings are divided equally among the animations for each slide. So if a slide has a title and four bullet points that are all animated and you assign a timing of 1 minute to the slide, the five elements will appear at 12-second intervals.

To apply a timing to one slide, to a group of slides, or to an entire presentation, you ...

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