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Creating a PowerPoint movie

From: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

Video: Creating a PowerPoint movie

When you want to share your presentation with others and you don't want to have to save it to individual photos to be viewed in iPhoto or some other means, another option is to save it as a movie. The advantage to saving it as a movie is they can view your presentation using any timings you might have in your slide and special effects; we're going to look at those options now with our Sharing presentation open. We'll simply go up to the File menu, and choose to save this as a movie. It is an option that appears right on the File menu, so we don't have to go to Save As and then find that format.

Creating a PowerPoint movie

When you want to share your presentation with others and you don't want to have to save it to individual photos to be viewed in iPhoto or some other means, another option is to save it as a movie. The advantage to saving it as a movie is they can view your presentation using any timings you might have in your slide and special effects; we're going to look at those options now with our Sharing presentation open. We'll simply go up to the File menu, and choose to save this as a movie. It is an option that appears right on the File menu, so we don't have to go to Save As and then find that format.

So we'll choose Save as Movie. There is Save As. You can see the name is going to be the same as the name of your presentation, so Sharing. You can change the location if you wanted to. I'm going to change it to the Desktop, keeping the same name, and we could just simply click Save and accept all of the default movie options. Or you can click the Movie Options button to take a look at them. For example, under Movie Settings, here you'll see optimization is automatic. You can change the format of the movie to accommodate size, so optimize for size.

If you want to keep the size down, the quality might not be as good. If you really want smooth playback, then the quality goes up a little bit, and it will be a bigger file in the end; same thing if you choose Quality. Let's go to Smooth playback. Now movie dimensions can also be altered here. You'll see the default 640 x 480. You can use the current screen size, or a custom screen size as well. I am going to leave it at 640 x 480 again. These will affect the size of the individual file that's created here.

Media Settings, you can see slide transitions are by default going to follow the Slide Show settings. So if you have transitions and special effects, you're going to see them in your movie. Background Soundtrack, if you wanted music, you could click here to select a soundtrack or just leave it at None. What happens at the end of the movie? You can have it loop around and start over if you want, show the movie player controls so people can pause if they need to and play and fast-forward and rewind. Then these settings can be applied to all new presentations or just to the presentation you're working on.

We'll leave that selected and click OK and then click Save. So it just takes a moment - again, depending on the number of slides in your presentation - to create the movie version. So let's go and see what that looks like. We'll just minimize PowerPoint, and there is our Sharing5 movie on the desktop. Double-clicking it will automatically open, in this case QuickTime Player, to play the presentation. You can see down below we've got the needle showing us exactly how far along in our presentation we are.

As we move through the movie, you're going to see the different slides appearing using transitional effects. There we go. Now it may not look exactly like what you see in your presentation, but it's close. In this case it's kind of a fade, and we don't see the exact same effect. Now, you'll see also when it gets to the end because of the option we selected, it will automatically loop around and start over again and play slide number 1. Some of the timings are a little bit different in this presentation, so we don't see the slides for quite as long at the end there.

They're 1 second. And back it goes to the beginning. Now the quality of your movie as well, if you look at the slides in the graphics, there might be some pixelation again, you can adjust how you want to save your end movie using some of those options for Quality, if you want to optimize it that way. Of course, you're going to end up with a larger file size. When you're done, you can use the controls or just go up to QuickTime Player and quit that, and go back to PowerPoint to continue working with your presentation.

So it's an excellent option for sharing your presentation with someone, allowing them to see some of the effects and not have to look at individual photos or pictures representing your slides, but just one file, which is a movie file.

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PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Understanding PowerPoint
      2m 4s
    3. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 15m 58s
    1. Exploring the Presentation gallery
      4m 17s
    2. Understanding the Ribbon interface
      6m 7s
    3. Navigating presentations
      2m 56s
    4. Customizing the UI layout
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 42s
    1. Creating new presentations
      2m 56s
    2. Adding, removing, and arranging slides
      7m 5s
    3. Saving time with Outline mode
      5m 15s
    4. Separating slides into sections
      8m 37s
    5. Checking compatibility
      3m 15s
    6. Saving your presentations
      5m 34s
  4. 35m 23s
    1. Using themes
      4m 58s
    2. Creating your own themes
      2m 42s
    3. Changing the background
      5m 33s
    4. Designing slides
      3m 12s
    5. Working with slide layouts
      3m 58s
    6. Working with slide masters
      5m 51s
    7. Using headers and footers
      4m 25s
    8. Using and creating templates
      4m 44s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Adding text with text slides and boxes
      3m 37s
    2. Adding text to a shape
      2m 16s
    3. Formatting text on a slide
      5m 42s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 11s
    5. Creating lists using bullets and numbering
      5m 25s
    6. Changing spacing and indents
      4m 17s
    7. Finding and replacing content
      4m 46s
  6. 25m 28s
    1. Adding a table to a slide
      4m 47s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      4m 25s
    3. Pasting a table from Excel
      5m 11s
    4. Inserting a chart
      5m 42s
    5. Pasting a chart from Excel
      5m 23s
  7. 26m 40s
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      2m 18s
    2. Replacing and adjusting pictures
      6m 40s
    3. Drawings and SmartArt
      6m 29s
    4. Adding video to a slide
      5m 53s
    5. Adding sound to a presentation
      5m 20s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Using a template with animation
      5m 35s
    2. Animating objects on a slide
      6m 1s
    3. Using slide transition effects
      6m 31s
  9. 15m 7s
    1. Checking spelling
      5m 25s
    2. Finding synonyms, definitions, and translations
      4m 23s
    3. Setting AutoCorrect options
      5m 19s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Using speaker notes
      3m 50s
    2. Showing and navigating a presentation
      4m 56s
    3. Using pointer options
      3m 59s
    4. Using presenter tools with two screens
      3m 44s
    5. Creating a self-running slideshow
      6m 40s
    6. Playing a self-running slideshow
      3m 44s
    7. Adding hyperlinks to a presentation
      5m 7s
    8. Using action buttons
      8m 53s
  11. 28m 5s
    1. Using comments
      3m 58s
    2. Printing notes, handouts, and slides
      4m 17s
    3. Sending a slideshow to iPhoto
      2m 57s
    4. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      2m 43s
    5. Creating a PowerPoint movie
      3m 56s
    6. Creating a PDF presentation
      1m 49s
    7. Creating custom slideshows
      3m 57s
    8. Broadcasting a presentation over the web
      4m 28s
  12. 8m 52s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      3m 29s
    2. Customizing the Ribbon and toolbars
      5m 23s
  13. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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