â€œIf youâ€™re going to make people suffer through your presentations you can at least give them the hope of knowing how much longer it will lastâ€
She isnâ€™t wrong. I wanted to make my presentation a little bit more interesting than the average so I googled for a progress bar for powerpoint. I found a site which listed how to do it. Â I modified the code a little so it picks up the schema from the current slide master and has a page number on it.
You can just copy this into a new module into your PowerPointâ€™s code behind(hit Alt-F11) and then run it with the little green run arrow. Youâ€™ll need to run it again every time you change the slide count.
It comes out with a progress bar at the bottom of each slide which looks like
Now youâ€™ll never have to wonder if I am almost done my ranting.