The cntdwn package provides three types of timers:
- A short countdown (or count up) to an event. (Short being defined as
less than one day.) The short countdown is designed for talks,
presentations, or any short time period, like an online quiz. There are three notification times that to announce to the
speaker and audience that time is running out.
- A long countdown to an event in the (distant) future. There are three
notifications leading up to the main event (when counter reaches 0 seconds), and
three notifications following the main event.
- Clock counters. The cntdwn package allows you to create a clocks that
display time and date. Clocks can show local time or time in any
foreign time zone.
Extensive customizations are possible, either by redefining commands, or
handler the various notification time events.
Requirements: The eforms and hyperref packages.
- cntdwn.zip: The zip file containing the program files, documentation, and sample files.
- cntdwn_man.pdf: Then manual for the cntdwn package, with several working examples.
- shrtcntdwn_tst.pdf: Illustrates the short countdown and the count-up, with three notifications. When time is up, a message appears.
- lngcntdwn_tst.pdf: Shows two long countdowns to distant events, in this case, New Years Day. One counter shows local time to the event, the other shows the time to the New Year as seen in the Central European Time zone.
- clock_tst.pdf: This file shows the two clocks, one shows the local time and date, the other shows the time and date in CEST (Centrlal Eastern Summer Time).
Simple examples of each type accompany the distribution, advanced examples
will appear, in time, on my AeB Blog site at
Now I simply must get back to my retirement!