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Chapter 15: Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video)
Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding
Sound and Video)
In This Chapter
▶ Adding interesting sound effects to your presentation
▶ Spicing your presentation up with video
▶ Fiddling with audio and video settings
One of the cool things about PowerPoint is that it lets you create slides
that contain not only text and pictures but also sounds and even movies.
You can add sound effects, such as screeching brakes or breaking glass to
liven up dull presentations. You can even add your own applause, making
your presentation like a TV sitcom or game show. You can also add
a musical background or a narration to your presentation.
Additionally, you can insert a film clip from The African
Queen or a picture of the space shuttle launching if
you think that will help keep people awake. This
chapter shows you how to add those special effects.
This chapter is short because you can’t do as
much with sound and video in PowerPoint as you
can with, say, a professional multimedia-authoring
program, such as Adobe Director or a video editor
such as Adobe Premiere. Still, PowerPoint allows
you to paste sound and video elements into your slide
show, thus giving you the power to craft some
impressive high-tech presentations. And PowerPoint 2013 allows
you to perform basic edits on the videos you insert.