3 Methods to Auto Advance Slides in PowerPoint 2013

As the born nature of human beings, laziness has been viewed as a source of self-degradation. However, laziness has also contributed a lot to the advancement of human civilization. Getting tired of walking on foot, human beings invented cars; unwilling to invite friends door by door for a party, human created modern communication devices like telephone; reluctant to spend time looking for some locations on maps, people put GPS technologies into practice. Now with the advancement of technologies, the word “automation” has almost invaded every working field. As a consequence, advancing slides by clicking the mouse when making presentations can no longer satisfy users. In most cases, users want to auto advance slides in PowerPoint so that they can focus on the presentation whole-hearted.

PowerPoint autoplay

In previous post, the methods to auto advance slides in PowerPoint 2010 have been covered. However, with the releasing of Microsoft Office 2013, PowerPoint 2013 will gradually replace PowerPoint 2010 as the mainstream presentation tool. Therefore, the methods to auto advance slides in PowerPoint 2013 will be needed by users in the foreseeable future. To this extent, three methods will be covered here to allow users auto advance slides in PowerPoint 2013.

Method One: Set auto advance time of the slides

As the latest presentation tool from Microsoft, PowerPoint 2013 provides users two modes to advance slides: mouse click and auto advance time. Therefore, after users have set the auto advance time of each slide in PowerPoint, the presentation will be displayed automatically.

Step: Open the PowerPoint presentation → click the slide needed to be added with auto advance time (to choose multiple slides, hold “Ctrl” button) → click “TRANSITITON” tab and get to “Advance Slide” column → uncheck “On Mouse Click” and check “After” instead → set the auto advance time in the box → click “F5″ to preview the presentation.

Auto advance slide in PowerPoint 2013: Set advance time

(Note: to set the same transition time for all slides, choose the advance time of one slide and click “Apple to All” button.)

Method Two: Use Rehearse Timings mode

It is an undeniable truth that practice makes perfect. In order to help users make excellent presentation, PowerPoint 2013 provides users Rehearse Timings mode where the presentation tool will record the transition time of each slide for next time preview. Therefore, the Rehearse Timings mode provides users another solution to auto advance slides in PowerPoint 2013.

Step: Open the PowerPoint presentation → click “SLIDE SHOW” tab → choose “Rehearse Timings” icon in the panel → rehearse the presentation from the beginning to the end → click “OK” when a dialog box pops out asking whether to save the rehearse time or not.

Auto advance slide in PowerPoint 2013: Rehearse Timings

Method Three: Convert PowerPoint to video

A simpler and easier way to auto advance slides in PowerPoint 2013 is to convert PowerPoint to videos. Of course, to manage the whole process, a powerful PowerPoint to video converter that allows users to set the transition time of each slide will be needed. To this extent, Moyea PPT to DVD Burner will be a good choice.

Step 1: After installing Moyea PPT to DVD Burn, open it and click “Import” button to input the PowerPoint presentation. Then click “Customize…” button to enter into “Edit Slide Property” panel. After that, set the transition time of each slide in “Transition (sec)” section.

Auto advance slide in PowerPoint 2013: Import PPT

Step 2:  Click “Option” button and check “Convert to video file” box in the panel. Then set the output format in the drop-down menu of “Profile”. Next, click “Burn” button and select “Start” icon to begin the conversion from PowerPoint to video. As the conversion ends, users have finished the process of auto advancing slides in PowerPoint 2013.

Auto advance slide in PowerPoint 2013: PPT to Video

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