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Chapter 10. Adding Sounds and Movies to a Slide > Placing a Movie onto a Slide

Placing a Movie onto a Slide

The procedure for placing a movie onto a slide is very much the same as that for a sound. You can place a movie using the Clip Art task pane or from a file. You will find that the task pane Clip Organizer provides several movies that can be used to add interest to your slides. To insert a movie onto a slide, follow these steps:

Choose the Insert menu, point at Movies and Sounds, and then select Movies from Clip Organizer. Use the Search box if you want to locate movies using a keyword search.

Scroll through the movies listed on the Clip Art task pane.

Point at a movie clip you want to preview. Click the menu arrow that appears and select Preview/Properties. The Preview Properties dialog box for the movie appears.

PowerPoint previews the movie on the left side of the dialog box (see Figure 10.4). If you want to place a caption onto the movie clip, click in the Caption box below the Preview pane and type a caption.

Figure 10.4. Preview a movie in the Preview/Properties dialog box.

Click Close to close the Preview/Properties dialog box. To insert the movie into your slide, click the movie in the task pane.

A dialog box will open allowing you to choose how the movie will be started during the slide show. Click Automatically to start the movie automatically when the slide is shown during the slide show or When Clicked, which will require that you click the movie to play it during the slide show.



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