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    Updating date & time automatically (2000 / XP)

    Hi,

    I have a rolling presentation with the date in the footer.
    In order to get this to update I manually stop & restart the presentation
    each morning.
    I realise I could use Scheduled Tasks to restart it for me but this isn't
    the best solution.

    I would prefer to get PowerPoint to update the date automatically from
    within the presentation.
    Is this possible?

    Ideally I want the date & time in the footer (dd:mmm:yyyy hh:mm) with both
    being updated automatically.
    Can this be done either in XP or 2000 versions?

    Thanks

    Colin

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    Re: Updating date & time automatically (2000 / XP)

    Have you tried opening the Slide Master and in the footer section, insert Date and Time and make sure you have selected the automatically update option or on a slide, go to Header and footer and select the slide tab and make sure the automatically update option is selected?

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    Re: Updating date & time automatically (2000 / XP)

    Hi Hetty,

    My presentation is already set up as you describe. This 'feature' displays the date/time when the presentation is started. It does not update automatically while it is running. Hence my original question.

    I also sent the question to the Microsoft PowerPoint newsgroup & was directed to a free add-in that does exactly what I want. Its called AutoDateTime and is available at http://officerone.tripod.com. However, this slows my presentation to a crawl & so is unusable.

    Other ideas very welcome!

    Colin

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