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Creating Autorun Presentation for Kiosk

Posted by Chris On July 21, 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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There may be times when you want your powerpoint presentation to be run unattended. The needs can be one of the following or much more

  • When you would like your presentation to auto run in a  Kiosk  or
  • When you would like to add sound, video and run it in a touch screen Kiosk or
  • At a convention you would like your company profile to be a self running  presentation or
  • When you would like to upload a power point  presentation to the web or
  • At a trade show you want to show case your products thru a self running presentation or you would like to Package the Presentation in a CD and run it on a network and …… so on.

You can make most controls unavailable, so that your audience cannot make changes to your self-running powerpoint presentation. Self-running presentations restart after they are finished and when they have been idle on a manually advanced slide for longer than five minutes.

In this Tutorial we will cover following topics

  • Understanding  the interactive requirements for a self-running presentation
  • Need for Adding  navigation links or buttons
  • Adding Voice  narration
  • Testing and recording  slide refresh/change timings
  • Set up a presentation to auto run at a kiosk

Considering the interactive options for a self-running presentation

When you design a self-running presentation, we need to answer the following questions.

  • Who is your target audience/public who views your presentation?
  • What is the environment in which your presentation will be running?

The above 2 Points will you to determine

  • What elements to add to your presentation,  and
  • How much control to give your audience, and what steps to take to prevent misuse.

Also you can consider following Options

  • Hyperlinks and Action buttons: You can use hyperlinks to help your audience move through your presentation or move to other programs. You can also use action buttons, which are built-in navigation buttons that can give your presentation the look and familiarity of a Web page
  • Voice narration: You can add recorded narration that plays with your presentation.
  • Automatic or manual timings: You can set up your presentation to run by itself by using automatic timings, or you can set up your presentation so that your audience can navigate through it at their own pace by clicking action buttons

Steps to Setup Auto Play Option of your slide:

In this Tutorial we will be walking you through the process of creating an auto playing presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

  1. Open the Presentation in Microsoft Power Point, and select slide show.
    Select Slideshow from the Menu Bar
  2. Select Setup Slide Show from the Slide show Menu.
    Select Slideshow from the Menu Bar
  3. Select the Radio Button “Browsed at a Kiosk (Full Screen) and Select using Timings if present.
    Select the Radio Button

Rehearse and Record slide timings

Be prepared to begin timing your presentation immediately after you perform the first step in this procedure.

  1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Rehearse Timings. The Rehearsal toolbar appears and the Slide Time box begins timing the presentation.

    Rehearse and Record slide timings

    Rehearse and Record slide timings

1 – Next (advance to next slide) 2 – Pause 3 – Slide Time
4 – Repeat 5 – Total presentation time

2. While timing your presentation, do one or more of the following on the Rehearsal toolbar:

  • To move to the next slide, click Next.
  • To temporarily stop recording the time, click Pause.
  • To restart recording the time after pausing, click Pause.
  • To set an exact length of time for a slide to appear, type the length of time in the Slide Time box.
  • To restart the recording, click Repeat. The clock will start over from 00:00.

3. After you set the time for the last slide, a message box displays the total time for the presentation and prompts you to do one of the following:

  • To keep the recorded slide timings, click Yes.
  • To discard the recorded slide timings, click No.

Your Presentation is now ready to be Auto Run.

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