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    Clock running behind after 3/4 days

    Hi everyone,

    I' ve found code to display system time within a powerpoint. Unfortunately it starts running late after about 3,5 days.
    Can someone tell me please what might be the reason for this?

    - Is my timer not working well? (see pictue below)
    - All variables should be cleared?

    Hereby a picture taken on sunday octobre 17th at 13:17...The slide shows however 12:48...
    (the powerpoint was started octobre 13th at 16:30)

    It is frustrating to find out after 3/4 days, which makes progress slow...

    Thanks for your advice!

    Here you can find the file: https://app.box.com/s/773e9xkuc706q6ni6t0jtusvqbgxcfzo

    PS: rotation of background pictures (depending on time) is also wrong

    Greets

    Bruno

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    Last edited by bruinenat; 10-18-2021 at 04:04 AM.

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    You can just use the TIME function to get the system time
    Msgbox TIME
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    You can just use the TIME function to get the system time
    Msgbox TIME
    Hi John

    thank you for your anser, the problem is not getting the time itself (static), but to keep it up to date (keep it running - minute after minute).
    My clock is running behind after several days, I don't know why.

    Grts
    Bruno
    Last edited by bruinenat; 10-18-2021 at 04:05 AM.

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    It's better to attach a sample file to your post instead of another file sharing site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Hossler View Post
    It's better to attach a sample file to your post instead of another file sharing site

    Instructions to attach a file are in my signature
    I'm willing to do so...however on tryin:

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    I also tried renaming the file (shorter name) or adding to a zip file and upload then.

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    I usually just

    click [Go Advanced]
    click the paperclip icon
    click [Add File]
    browse to the file and select it
    click [Upload]

    Click Inline to embed in body, or [Done] to have it as a attachment


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Hossler View Post
    I usually just

    click [Go Advanced]
    click the paperclip icon
    click [Add File]
    browse to the file and select it
    click [Upload]

    Click Inline to embed in body, or [Done] to have it as a attachment


    Capture.JPG

    Capture2.JPG
    Hi Paul, that's exactly what I've been trying.
    Is there perhaps a size limit? My powerpoint is 6 MB.

    Thx

    Grts
    Bruno

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    Can you put the time in the footer, I have been doing it for years. There is a built in option that let you add the date and time.

    Mike P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinenat View Post
    Hi Paul, that's exactly what I've been trying.
    Is there perhaps a size limit? My powerpoint is 6 MB.

    Thx

    Grts
    Bruno
    There is a limit of 1Mb.
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    Here is my file: Delier Rebuild - 2021.10.13-03 (beeldigIeper).pptm

    Hi all,

    thank you for your respons! I've changed all the pictures with dummy rectangle shapes. File Size has been reduced this way.
    My problem is this: it is meant to be a real time clock running for days - if not weeks. Unfortunately it starts running late after about 3 - 4 days...

    Grts
    Bruno

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    I had this problem years ago. I was solved by a link on this web site: https://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ...PowerPoint.htm

    Mike P
    Wisconsin, USA

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    I have done some additional research on this and you need a 3rd party add-in in order to get real time on a working slide show. Once you open the "SLIDE MASTER" you will see the date/time block in the lower left corner. You can move that block to where you want it on the slide and resize it to fit your time and date needs. All date / time must be in that block if you want the updated during tie slide show.

    Mike p

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