Free Countown Timers You Can Use in PowerPoint
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated September 13, 2020
Applies to: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)
You can create PowerPoint presentations with countdown timer slides or you can download free PowerPoint timer slides. Timers can be for 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 minute or even 30 seconds. You can adjust the time required in many downloaded templates and change their design. PowerPoint countdown timers can be useful during breaks to show participants the time remaining or for tests and activities during a training session.
Recommended article: Where to Find Free Images for Your PowerPoint Presentations
The countdown timers listed here use multiple animations and you need to run a slide show to use them. Links to download the PowerPoint templates are to the Microsoft site.
You can download the PowerPoint templates with the countdown timers for free and use them as standalone presentations. If you’d like a different look, edit the background of the slide(s) in Slide Master View but you won’t be able to edit the numbers in Normal View since that are actually a set of stacked pictures, each animated to appear at a different time interval.
If you prefer, you can copy the slide(s) with the timers to your own presentation and edit them if necessary.
The following timers all use a blue pictures as backgrounds in Sllide Master View.
15 minute countdown timer
This 15 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
10 minute countdown timer
This 10 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
1 minute countdown timer
This 1 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
Although you can create your own countdown timers in PowerPoint using objects and animations, it can be easier to simply download timer templates. There are also many sites where you can buy countdown timer templates or you can run a timer using an online tool.
Did you find this article helpful? If you would like to receive new articles, join our email list.
Recommended Microsoft Office courses
Avantix Learning instructor-led classroom courses are held in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact us if you’d like to arrange custom training at your site or ours.
To request this page in an alternate format, contact us.
Copyright 2020 Avantix® Learning
You may also like
You can combine entrance and exit animations in PowerPoint to make an object appear and disappear on a slide during a slide show. This can occur automatically or on click. An object is typically a shape, image, text placeholder or text box.
You can embed a YouTube video in a PowerPoint presentation and run it during a slide show. Essentially, you are linking to the YouTube video using this method but it will play seamlessly in PowerPoint.
You can use these useful PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts when you are running a slide show to play, pause, restart and control videos during a slide show.
Avantix Learning | 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5E 1W7 | email@example.com