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Tip: During a slideshow, you can also adjust a media clip’s volume by using its playback controls: Click
the speaker icon to mute or unmute the volume, or hover the mouse pointer over the icon to make the
volume slider appear. Move the slider up to increase volume or down to lower it.
• Start a media clip automatically. If you want the clip to start as soon as its slide
opens, go to the contextual Playback tab and, from the Start drop-down list (Alt,
JH, U), select Automatically. (The other option, On Click, is the default.)
• Hide the clip when it’s not playing. The Hide While Not Playing checkbox
does just what it says—it makes the video or audio clip disappear from the slide
when it’s not playing. If you turn on this checkbox, make sure you’ve also chosen
Automatically in the Start box or set up a trigger for the clip (as described in
the steps on page 646). Otherwise, you won’t be able to find the clip to play it.
• Create a loop. If you want the video or audio to play in a continuous loop, then
turn on the contextual Playback tab’s Loop until Stopped checkbox.
• Rewind when done. Normally, when a media clip ends, it stops at the ending
point and stays there, showing the final frame. If you want the played-out clip to
jump back to the first frame, then choose this option.
• Play a video in full-screen mode. To make your video visible even to those in
the back of the room, play it in full-screen mode. Rather than being part of a
slide, the video takes up the whole screen. When the video is over, the
presentation switches back to slides.
Ready to have your bullet points zip across the screen, your pictures bounce in, your
favorite text spin or pulse for emphasis? Here are all the kinds of animation you can
add to the objects on a slide:
• Entrance effects determine how an object arrives on your slide, such as flying in
from the left side or bottom of the slide.
• Emphasis effects animate an object that’s already visible on the slide. For
example, you might have a headline pulse, spin, or change color when you click
the mouse to call viewers’ attention to it.
• Exit effects determine how an object disappears from the slide, such as fading
out or bouncing off the slide.
• Motion path effects move objects from one part of the slide to another. Objects
can move in a straight line, arc, loop, or other path that you determine.
You can apply animations to any object on a slide—text, lists, photos, clip art, other
images, even media clips. This section shows how to animate an object and how to
choreograph groups of these movements to give your slideshow professional polish.