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    Topic 22: Embedding Movies/Videos into Your PowerPoint Presentations

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    Do you know how to add video in PowerPoint 2007 presentations?

    Yes, PowerPoint not only allows you to embed pictures and sounds but also movies (videos) and animations. PowerPoint can accept videos with the following file formats:

    • Motion Picture Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, and .mpe)
    • Microsoft streaming format (.asf and .asx)
    • Microsoft Windows Media Video (.wmv)
    • Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
    • QuickTime (.mov or .qt) versions 1 and 2.x

    There are 2 ways you can place or add video in PowerPoint 2007. Of course we put the movie files on a slide either: by selecting a movie from the Clip Organizer, or from a file on your computer.

    To insert a movie from the Clip Organizer


    • Display the slide on which you want to place the movie.
    • On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the down arrow on the Movie icon, and choose Movie from Clip Organizer.
    • The Clip Organizer task pane appears, showing the available movie clips. To get more clips, connect to the Internet.
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    • If you want to preview the clip, open its menu (the down arrow to its right) and choose Preview/Properties. The clip plays in a dialog box; when you're done watching it, click Close.
    • Click the clip you want to insert. A box may appear asking when you want it to play. (This box won't appear when you insert an animated GIF, because they play automatically.)
    • Click either Automatically or When Clicked. The clip appears on the slide.
    • Close the Clip Organizer, and then move the clip as needed.
    • To test the movie, enter Slide Show view and click it to play it (if it does not play automatically).

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    To make Clip Organizer content available offline
    • Ensure that the Internet connection is established.
    • On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the down arrow on the Movie icon, and choose Movie from Clip Organizer.
    • The Clip Organizer task pane appears, showing the available movie clips. The clips that are on the Web have a little globe icon in their bottom-left corner.
    • Open the menu of the clip that you want (the arrow to its right) and choose Make Available Offline.
    • From the Copy to Collection dialog box displayed, select the collection in which you want to place the clip then click OK.


    To add video in PowerPoint from a file

    • Display the slide on which you want to place the movie.
    • On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the Movie icon.
    • From the Insert Movie dialog box display, browse to the drive and folder that contain the movie/video that you want. If you do not know which location to use, try the \Windows\Media folder on the hard disk.
    • Click the video file that you want to use and then click OK.
    • A dialog box appears, asking how you want the file to play in the slide show. Choose Automatically or When Clicked.

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