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Display slides at each end of slideshow for long periods.

Is there a way to add a slide to the start (and end) of a slideshow for a period of time.

I want to display a slide for, say, 15 minutes then move into the slideshow with music (each slide is approximately 6 seconds) then, at the end, show that same slide again for another 15 minutes or so.
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  • After you add the desired slide to the slideshow, right click on it and select Set Duration.
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  • Thank you - works well but I didn't quite explain myself fully.

    We operate a business where an opening speech can go for any length of time and I want that first slide up for the duration of that speech. At the conclusion of the speech I want the slide show to continue from the next slide (No. 2) until the second last side then stop on the last (which I can do by having no transition after it).

    So my question is - is it possible to "jump" from the 1st slide to the 2nd slide with a click of the mouse or a keystroke or similar.
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  • I'm very time limited this morning. If you put a chapter marker at the end of the first and before the second slide. You can have a menu with a Main Menu and chapter menus. You can then use a remote control to jump from one chapter to another.

    I can envision a bunch of things you could do with it but, like said, I'm out of here until tonight.
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  • hey Tony-

    I'm sorry I haven't been more helpful. I've just been short of time.

    I've re-read your last post. As I understand it, the speech will be heard while the first slide is playing. Where I get a little lost is in what transpires next. I guess you're asking if you can skip to the next slide if the speech duration is less than the duration of the first slide. If that's the case, my suggestion to add a chapter marker at the end of the first slide would be useful if you're playing back on a system such which works with a remote control. You don't really need a chapters menu, as I suggested. If you only play it back on a computer, the program playing the video would need to allow keystrokes or a context menu to get to the next chapter. I think you would need to burn the video with a chapters menu to do this with most players.
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  • Thanks Wither,

    What we currently do is display a Powerpoint slide in full screen for that first part of the service then flick (alt-tab) over to the Nero slideshow which is sitting at the menu, start the slideshow then when it has completed and is sitting on the last slide we flick back to the full screen Powerpoint. Problem is some people mess up the alt-tab thing and we are left in Powerpoint itself - doesn't look good!

    So what I am looking to do is to remove Powerpoint and have the whole show in Nero with the first slide sitting there for an indefinite time (by setting it's duration to say 60 minutes, then the actual slideshow which at the end will have a copy of that first slide as it's last slide with no transition. The problem I have encountered using your method is that at the end of the first chapter (which for testing I have set to a duration of 15 secs) it rolls straight through to the next chapter, i.e. the slideshow, despite setting it to return to the menu - not quite what I want as someone then has to click on the correct menu item but it would work - except I cant make it do that. Also, we run it on Windows 10 DVD player which doesn't seem to let us terminate Chapter 1 prematurely and either return to the menu or, preferably start Chapter 2.

    It seems the best I can do is continue with Powerpoint for that first slide the alt-tab to Nero for the slideshow which has a copy of the first slide as it's last slide.
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  • Tony,

    Would there be a problem with creating the Nero slideshow, exporting it, and then importing it into the PowerPoint presentation:

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  • Hi Omega Tester,

    Good call - I created the slideshow in Nero then embedded it into a Powerpoint slide between two slides as you suggest with the playback option set to Automatic - works exactly as I want it to - it's a great pity that neither package can do exactly what we want but all in all it's a good outcome.

    Thanks to you and Wither
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  • Went live with this solution - worked extremely well, so nice not to have to alt-tab between apps.

    Thanks all.
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