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In the last movie I showed Windows users how to create and setup a slideshow complete with music, narration, graphics and more. At this point I'll come up to the bar at the top of the screen and I'm going to save the project; that will include all of the settings that I just chose. And if I ever want to reopen the slideshow here to tweak some of those settings, I'll need that project file. So I'll click save project, I'll give to the project a name I'll call it Fire, and I'll click save. In addition to saving the project with all these settings, I want to output a movie that I can send by e-mail, or upload to the Web, or just play on my computer for my friends.
So I'll click the next button output. And here I have some options as to what I can do with the sideshow. I could burn it right to a disk from here, although I can always do that later. I can send it to Premiere Elements for further editing, or I can save it as a file. If I do save as a file, I have two choices, I can save it in the .WMV or Windows Movie Video Format, or I can save it as a PDF file. Although it won't have all of the features that I included, like pan and zoom, if I save it as PDF.
So I'm going to save it as a WMV file, and then down here I can choose the size of the WMV file. And that depends on output. So if I'm going to be showing it on my computer, I'll leave it set to computer monitor. If I'm going to post it to the Web, I might choose this size, if I'm sending by e-mail, I might want it a little smaller, if I'm going to burn to a DVD, this would be a good choice. I'm going to leave this set to computer monitor. And by the way if you want to learn more about any one of these choices, you can select it from this menu and then click the details button.
But I'm just going to click OK to render out my slideshow as a WMV movie file. The saved slideshow box open, so that I can choose where I want to save the sideshow and give it a name. I'm going to keep the same name that I gave to the project file, and I'm going to save here in my projects folder out on my desktop. I'll click save. It may take a few minutes for Elements to write the WMV file. When it's done I get this message asking if I want to import the file into my organizer catalog.
I'm going to click Yes, then I'm going to close this window and then I'll get this message that the file has been saved to the media browser in my organizer. I'll click OK, and there is my WMV file already for me to play. I'm going to double-click it, and I can play it from here. First I want to make sure that the sound is cranked up, and I'll click the play button. [Music Playing: 00:2:39 - 00:03:07] Now I know there are lots of steps in the slideshow building process, but the workflow really is built-in.
So you just have to work your way through the settings, and soon you have a fun slideshow complete with all the bells and whistles.
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