If you want to add a progress bar similar to one shown above, follow the steps provided below.
Make progress bar using shapes in PowerPoint
- Insert two rectangular shapes of same dimensions(Height*Width).
- Fill one with some color(color you want to use for progress bar) and the other one matching the background color of your PowerPoint.
- Make sure both have same outline color. Place filled shape on the one matching the background color so that both give a impression of a single shape.
- Now, on slide 1 re-size the filled shape so that both shapes give an impression of single shape filled somewhat.
- Select both shapes with Ctrl key and paste on all slides at same co-ordinates on each slide. Increase the size of filled shape on subsequent slides and make it completely filled on last slide.
As mentioned on a PowerPoint community, you can also add a progress bar using VBA code. You just need to enable Macros and add a new Macro to your PowerPoint. You can find Macros under developer tab
in PowerPoint 2007. Once you have added the Macro either click Visual Basic icon under developer tab or press Alt+F11 keys. Paste follwoing code:
On Error Resume Next
For X = 1 To .Slides.Count
Set s = .Slides(X).Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, _
0, .PageSetup.SlideHeight - 12, _
X * .PageSetup.SlideWidth / .Slides.Count, 12)
s.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(127, 0, 0)
s.Name = "PB"
Close the VBA code and return to PowerPoint. Click Macro, select the one you created and click run. A progress bar will get added to your slides.
You can download sample presentation from authorSTREAM.