In a Powerpoint presentation, one can choose the slide transition time: the time that a slide is visible before it automatically switches to the next slide. The default slide transition time is 00:00
If you set a slide's transition time to 00:00, it doesn't actually skip the slide, but it shows it for a veeeery short time - let's call this time t - and then goes to the next slide. If there are a large number of slides in the show, and they all have slide transition time set to 00:00, the whole show can last for an appreciable length of time. t may be very small, but 1000t can be several minutes.
What's this good for? Animation! Powerpoint's built-in animations are very good, but if you want more flexibility, nothing can beat a bit of good ol' stop-motion.
And this brings me to my problem. A long time ago, I made a short animated film in Powerpoint 2000. As I recall, it was exactly 1000 slides long. The thing is, the value t2000 that a 00:00 slide lasted for in Powerpoint 2000 is a lot more than the value t2003 that it lasts for in Powerpoint 2003 (and later versions).
On my current version (Powerpoint 2003 running in Windows 8.1), a 1000-slide-long presentation where every slide is set to 00:00 lasts for around 17 seconds. I haven't got other versions to hand, so I can't give any other figures, but they were a lot longer. If I try to watch my old animations, they go way too fast!
Is there any hack I can use to manually change the actual time that a 00:00 slide lasts? Failing that, is there another way? A VBA trick? Deliberately slowing down my computer?