Running A Continuous Loop

Earlier in this book we covered how to create looping presentations and we set up a kiosk to run continuously. When running continuous loops , there are some timing issues to be kept in mind:

  • The longer the presentation runs, the more timeline deviation it can experience. There isn't much to do about this, it is the nature of the beast .

  • Running presentations for longer than 24 hours without restarting the computer can cause a computer crash. The cause is believed to be a memory leak, but this has not been verified . The solution is to restart the program daily using Windows scheduler. If you want information on scheduling a presentation to restart automatically, check out Tushar Mehta's site at http://www. tushar Scroll down the page to Auto Schedule on the menu of site pages and you'll find his tutorial on auto-scheduling PowerPoint.

  • PowerPoint 2002 somehow lost the 5-minute reset clock feature for kiosks and self-running presentations, so a presentation running in PowerPoint 2002 may not reset.. Fortunately, Chirag Dalai has developed a free add-in available from OfficerOne at http:// officerone

It is a good idea to restart the presentation daily. Restarting the presentation resets the time line drift . You may find that continuously looping presentations run more consistently, cause less computer failures and have less problems with sound and animation drifts.

Kathy Jacobs On PowerPoint
Kathy Jacobs On PowerPoint
ISBN: 972425861
Year: 2003
Pages: 166 © 2008-2017.
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