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I've done presentations when I wish I could easily escape over parts of my sound clips if the content wasn't right for specific audience or if we didn't need to hear the entire clip, just samples. In PowerPoint 2010, you have the ability to navigate within your audio clips by inserting bookmarks at specific moments. I'm on slide 3 in my presentation and I'll click on my audio icon. Go up to the Audio Tools and the Playback Ribbon. We're going to start by adding a bookmark right at the beginning. Look on the left hand side at the Bookmarks group and click Add Bookmark.
A yellow dot appears at the time line below my audio clip. Now play the clip and at the point where you want to insert your second bookmark click the Pause button. (Female speaker: In addition to flowers and plants and being a full- service florist we also have a variety of gifts, antiques, cards, candles,) (items I think would be really hard to find anywhere else.) Now notice that you have back and forward buttons if you need to fine-tune your moment. I'll go ahead and jump this back a little bit and then I'll go back up and add a second bookmark.
I'll press Play again and repeat the process as needed. You can also click in the timeline and move to the different parts as you'd like to. I'll go back to this bookmark and play again. (Female speaker 2: ?flowers?Hansel and?) I'll click my Back button, add another bookmark. Now I'm going to add one more bookmark right before she talks about price, somewhere around the 22 time signature. (Female speaker 2: ?providing the most amazing floral arrangements. They never fail to greet me with a smile.) And add another bookmark. Because this is truly just another segment of the same interview.
I don't really need this bookmark. To remove a bookmark, click on it so that the dot turns yellow. Then go back up to the left side of the ribbon and choose Remove Bookmark. The bookmark disappears. Once you have all your bookmarks placed, let's play our slideshow and see how the bookmarks work. I'll start the slideshow. When I hold my cursor over the speaker icon I can see my bookmarks, which I can use to instantly play different segments of the audio clip. If I go back to the beginning and I press Play, I can use Alt+Home to rewind and Alt+ End to move forward segment by segment.
(Female speaker 2: ?providing the most amazing floral arrangements.) I'll hit Escape to stop. In addition to navigating within your sound clip, you can also use bookmarks to trigger actions. We'll explore that technique in the next chapter.
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