Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Turning Your Presentation into a Video
Other Presentation
If you want the presentation to launch as a slideshow when a viewer opens it, save
the presentation as a PowerPoint Show. When you save the file (page 553), select
PowerPoint Show (.ppsx), PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show (.ppsm), or PowerPoint
97–2003 Show (.pps). If some of your viewers might have older versions of PowerPoint
that can’t open 2007 or 2010 .ppsx files, your best bet is to save the file in 97–2003
format (.pps).
Tip: Viewers can edit a presentation whose show type is set as “Browsed by an individual.” To discourage
viewers from messing around with your presentation, you can mark it as final (page 236).
Turning Your Presentation into a Video
It used to be that when you wanted to put a PowerPoint presentation on the Web,
you had to make do with a static presentation—no animations or transitions, just
pictures of your slides. No more. New in PowerPoint 2010, you can quickly and
easily turn a slideshow into a video. From there, you can post it on a website or save it
on a DVD to distribute.
Before you repackage your presentation as a video, it’s a good idea to record timings
and narration. That way you can be sure that the slideshow moves at the pace you
want and contains all the information you want it to convey. (Page 663 tells you how
to record a slideshow with timings and narration.) When you’re ready to create your
video, put on your director’s hat and follow these steps:
1. SelectFile Share CreateaVideo.
The Create a Video page, shown in Figure 24-12, opens.
2. Selectaresolution.
Here’s where you ensure that your presentation will look good on the devices
people will be using to view it. Choose from these options:
Computer & HD Displays. If viewers will look at your presentation on a
computer monitor, on a high-definition screen, or using a projector, then
go with this setting.
Internet & DVD. If you plan to post the video on the Web or save it as a
DVD, this is the resolution you want.
Portable Devices. For handheld devices like smartphones or iPods, choose
this option.
3. TellPowerPointhowtotimethepresentation.
This setting determines how to pace the slideshow and whether or not to use
narration. Choose one of these options:
Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations. When you choose this
option, PowerPoint spends the same number of seconds on each slide. The
default is 5 seconds, but you can change it using the drop-down list just
under this setting.
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