Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Delivering a Presentation When You Can’t Be There in Person
Creating a presentation video
Yet another way to distribute a video is to record it in an MPEG-4 file and
distribute the file on a CD, distribute it by e-mail, or post it on the Internet.
PowerPoint offers a command for creating an MPEG-4 version of a
presentation. Every aspect of a PowerPoint presentation, including transitions,
animations, sound, video itself, and voice narrations, is recorded in the
presentation video.
Figure 5-10 shows an MPEG-4 version of a PowerPoint presentation being
played in Windows Media Player. This utility comes with the Windows
operating system. Everyone with a computer that runs Windows can play MPEG-4
versions of your presentations by playing them in Windows Media Player.
Figure 5-10:
Viewing an
MPEG-4
version of a
PowerPoint
presentation
in Windows
Media
Player.
Before creating your presentation video, consider how long you want each
slide to appear on-screen. You can make each slide appear for a specific
length of time or make all slides appear for the same length of time. To
decide for yourself how long each slide appears, switch to Slide Sorter view,
go to the Transitions tab, and for each slide, select the After check box and
enter a measurement in the After text box. (Earlier in this chapter, “Creating
a self-running, kiosk-style presentation” explains in detail how to establish
how long each slide stays on-screen.)
Follow these steps to create an MPEG-4 version of a PowerPoint presentation:
1. On the File tab, choose Export.
2. Choose Create a Video.
You see the Create a Video window.
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