Professional speakers often use a teleprompter read stuff off it so you don’t have to memorize anything. There are many free and commerce teleprompter software in market ( some may cost 1000 USD ) , but here we look at building a fast and simple way using a presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint.
Create a new presentation in PowerPoint , set the layout as Blank.
Switch to the design tab and choose Black as the background style.
Create new text box content transcript with entire width of the slide.
Switch to the Animations Tab in PowerPoint and, while the text box is selected, add the Lines animation that is found under motion path.
Then go to Effect Options and set “Up” as the direction for Animation.
Open the Animations pane and double-click the TextBox object to open the Effect options dialog. Set the Smooth Start and Smooth End timing to 0 seconds. From the Timing tab, set the duration of the animation to 50 seconds.
Reduce the zoom to around 20% such that the entire animation and the slide is visible. Move the red tip of the animation arrow above the top edge the slide as shown in the next screenshot.
Press F5 to play the slideshow and that’s your new teleprompter. You may play around with the timing and the arrow positions depending upon the amount of text. Also, you may split text into multiple slides if it extends longer than a minute.