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       I'm glad you know what you're after -
           maybe someone else will understand your question.

       As for me, I don't even understand the question  ;-)

       But I have noticed your name -
           makes me wonder if you know where your Brewster originated;
               possibly we're cuz  ;-)

       Yes, my mind tends to wander ... ;-)
           it ignores that which it doesn't wish to know, sticking with
that which makes sense or is mysterious or ... ... ... ;-)

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Brewster Gillett <> wrote:

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Brewster Gillett <> wrote:
Running LO under Ubuntu 12.04

How can I insert a live countdown clock display in my slides, tied
the "Advance slide" "Automatically after" [ x seconds ]

On Fri, 2013-05-03 at 12:40 -0500, anne-ology wrote:
In Impress, you can set each slide to appear at differing times
or you can set one time for each

       Hoping this answers your question,


Though I appreciate the response, no, it doesn't even address the
question I raised, which was,

 " How can I insert a live countdown clock display in my slides, tied
   the "Advance slide" "Automatically after" [ x seconds ]

IOW I already know how to set the appearance duration for slides -
what I couldn't find was a way to incorporate a visible countdown
display into the slide to track the timing for the audience.....
...that feature may just not exist, though it sure does seem like
it would be a useful one to have.


On Fri, 2013-05-03 at 13:39 -0500, anne-ology wrote:
There are numerous clock displays - surely one of these would suit
your purpose;
           just plop the clock into the slide, set its size, and  ;-)


I fear you have yet to grasp my intent; I have looked at several clocks,
and saw none offering a countdown with a digital display - but that
isn't the real question. The real question is how I might go about tying
a countdown clock function into the slide display interval. So far I
haven't uncovered any way of doing that without crunching code, which I
am not nearly skilled enough to do. Actually it wouldn't have to
communicate with Impress to accomplish that, but it would have to
be capable of running a *repeating* cycle, once started.

Let me attempt to rephrase what I'm looking for. I need a countdown
timer (i.e. one that starts at a set interval, displays digital numbers
following the seconds fown to zero, then resets itself to zero and
restarts the countdown. It needs to synchronize with the interval set
by Impress that applies to the on-screen duration of each slide.
So for example:

*  Slide rolls up on the screen    - Impress is set to display it for
   sixty seconds before rolling up the next slide

*  In a corner of the slide appears the countdown clock display - it
   begins at 60, then goes by seconds 59, 58, 57, and down to zero, at
   which point the next slide pops in to replace the previous slide,
   and that next slide *also* displays the countdown timer, beginning
   at 60 seconds, counting down again to zero.

So far I have not located any clock applications which will
automatically recycle in that fashion. If you know of any, please be so
good as to supply a reference.


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