Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding Movies to a Slide
Adding a movie to a slide
PowerPoint slides can also display a movie. When you store a movie on a
slide, you can resize its size and move it anywhere on your slide. In case you
need to modify it, PowerPoint will even let you trim parts of your video.
PowerPoint can use movies stored in common video formats such as AVI,
MPEG, ASF (streaming video), QuickTime, Flash, and WMV files. If your movie
is stored in a different file format, such as Real Video, you must convert the
file before you add it to a PowerPoint presentation.
To add a movie to a slide, follow these steps:
1. Click the slide (in either Slide or Outline view) to which you want to
add a movie.
2. Click the Insert tab.
3. Click the top half of the Video icon in the Media group.
The Insert Video dialog box appears.
If you click the downward-pointing arrow underneath the Video icon, a
pull-down menu appears. Choose Video from File.
4. Click the movie file you want to add and then click OK.
PowerPoint displays your video on the slide. If you click on the video,
PowerPoint displays a Format tab underneath a Video Tools heading, as
shown in Figure 12-11.
If you click the Play button on the Format tab, you can view your video.
Trimming a video
Before you add a video to your PowerPoint presentation, take a moment to
edit it by using a video-editing program. However, you may still add a video
to your presentation and suddenly realize that the video is too long. To fix
this problem, PowerPoint lets you trim a video from the beginning or end.
To trim a video, follow these steps:
1. Click the slide (in either Slide or Outline view) that contains the video
you want to trim.
2. Click on the video.
The Format and Playback tabs appear.
3. Click the Playback tab and then click the Trim Video icon.
The Trim Video dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 12-12.
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