Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Insert an Animated GIF or Movie
from the Clip Organizer
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
In Normal view, in the Slides pane, select the slide to
which you want to add a movie.
Click the Insert tab.
In the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Movie
and choose Movie From Clip Organizer.
The Clip Art task pane appears, as shown in Figure 12-15.
If you know where your GIF or movie clip is located,
scroll through the library and select it. If you’re unsure,
you can enter the name or keyword of your desired file
in the Search For field. You can restrict your search to
just Movies or Animated GIFs by checking your desired
media types and file formats in the Selected Media File
Types drop-down list. Click Go. Locate and then click
your desired file in the library.
Figure 12-15: Insert a movie clip from the Clip Organizer
If you insert a movie, a dialog box asks whether you
want the movie to play automatically when you display
the slide. Click Yes or No. If you click No, the movie
will play when you click the movie frame. If you insert a
GIF, you don’t see a dialog box. The first frame of the GIF
or movie appears on your slide, as shown in Figure 12-16.
To preview the movie, double-click the frame on your
slide. To preview the animated GIF, click the Animations
tab in the Ribbon and then click the Preview button at
the far left.
You can preview any clip by positioning your mouse cursor over the
thumbnail in the Clip Art task pane library and clicking the down
arrow. Select Preview/Properties from the drop-down list. Click the
arrow in the Preview/Properties dialog box to play the clip.
Figure 12-16: The first frame of your movie appears on the slide
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