Playing different Powerpoint slideshows different times of day
I maintain the slideshows that appear on a public display monitor. I was wondering if there is a way to automate having different Powerpoint slideshows play based on the time of the day.
The idea goes something like this:
From 7am to 4pm, display the full long loop version of the Powerpoint slideshow (display full information, news, promos, etc.)
From 4pm to 7pm, display the commuter version of the Powerpoint slideshow (looping transit and weather information much more frequently in time for the evening commute)
From 7pm to 7am, display an abbreviated version of the Powerpoint slideshow (with frequent black screens to reduce burnout during the overnight hours, in case the last person leaving neglects to power down the monitor before heading home)
The computer running the shows is a Windows 7 machine with Powerpoint 2010 installed. I have to use Powerpoint due to special macros that I use in the slideshows (so I can't migrate to Google Docs without some of the slides getting broken, for example).
I'd greatly appreciate if anybody has third party applications or a solution through Windows 7 native tools to do this automation task.