Creating a timer
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To create a countdown timer, select Countdown Timer from the Project menu of the library, or Project Countdown Timer from the Screen menu of the playlist.

Time Selection Dialog

When you first launch the timer, you will be asked for the ending time. You can either specify the time remaining in minutes, or an actual clock time.

The timer is intelligent, too: it will automatically suggest times to the next reasonable 15-minute increment. Most of the time, you can just click OK.

Caption Dialog


After pick the ending time, you will be asked for an optional caption. You can leave it blank, or enter any text you wish to display.

Basic Timer

After you've provided the basic information for this session, the timer will appear on the projection screen.

The timer remembers previous display settings: it will appear in the same screen location as it was previously located, using your selected font and colors and transparency settings.

All fonts are outlined using the selected shadow color, for easy visibility over any background.


The timer supports transparency effects. When you use it over a background image, you can decide just how transparent the clock will appear. (This feature works best over static images.)

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