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Designing a border

From: PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

Video: Designing a border

Once you insert a video into presentation, you can jazz it up by giving it a fancy border that coordinates with your theme. I am working on slide 6 in my presentation, and I'll click on my video. Now go up to the Picture Tools > Format tab, and in the center is a button that says Picture Border. When I drop it down, I can give my picture a border with any one of these theme colors. I'll go ahead and I'll make it blue. Now if I click on it again, if I wanted, I could choose More Outline Colors and click on any other color that I'd like instead. I'll click OK.

Designing a border

Once you insert a video into presentation, you can jazz it up by giving it a fancy border that coordinates with your theme. I am working on slide 6 in my presentation, and I'll click on my video. Now go up to the Picture Tools > Format tab, and in the center is a button that says Picture Border. When I drop it down, I can give my picture a border with any one of these theme colors. I'll go ahead and I'll make it blue. Now if I click on it again, if I wanted, I could choose More Outline Colors and click on any other color that I'd like instead. I'll click OK.

Go back up to the Picture Border again. This time highlight Weight. Weight is the thickness of the line, and I can do anything from a 1/4 point hairline up to 6 points. I will go ahead and I'll make this thick, so that you can really see the changes that I'm making. Go up to the Picture Border button again, and here are Dashes. Right now, I have a solid line, but I can have squares, dashes, dots, and different dash-and-dot combinations. Now notice at the bottom of both of these options I have options for More Lines.

That takes me into the Format Picture dialog box. Here I can set both the Line Color and the Line Style. Let's work with the Line Style first. As before, we have Width. Here I am not limited to just the widths that were on the dropdown. I can click these arrows to increase or decrease them in quarter-point increments. I also have a new option for Compound type. Compound type allows me to change from a solid line to double lines, or even triple lines.

The Dash type are the same options that we saw before. Let me go ahead and make this a simple dash. Now the Cap type refers to the edges of all of those dashes. Flat and Square are pretty similar, but Round gives me a nice rounded effect. You can see the Join type anywhere where there's actually a dash in the corner. Right now, it's got a rounded corner, but I can also bevel it, which makes it very slightly flat, or miter, which makes it square.

I will put it back to Round. Now let's take a look at our Border Colors. Click on the button just above on the left for Line Color. Right now, I have a Solid line, but I also have options for gradients. Once I click on Gradient, it changes the appearance drastically. I can start with Preset Colors. I'd like to find one that actually matches my presentation colors. I am going to go with Late Sunset. When I click on Type, you'll find familiar gradient types: Linear, Radial, Rectangular, and Path.

You can select one that gives the effect that you like. I am going to stick with Linear, because that makes the next two options, Direction and Angle, available. Direction allows me to choose which direction my colors go. I can choose any one, again, that gives me the effect that I like. Angle rotates the colors around the rectangle. I like the way that looks at 250 degrees. Now the Gradient stops refer to each of the colors in our border.

I see here that I have six different colors: Stop 1 is black, Stop 2 is blue, Stop 3 is the purple, Stop 4 is the pink, Stop 5 is orange, and Stop 6 is yellow. So I can change the settings for any one of the colors. I am going to make some changes to Stop 1, the black. The Stop position is how much of that color you're going to see. So I could increase it if I wanted to see more of the black and keep it down to zero to minimize it.

If I want to change the color, I can drop down the paint can and choose a different color instead. Maybe I will make this a little more purple, so it's not so dark. Then I can also change the Transparency to make it paler or more solid, and again, I can make those same changes to any of the colors in my gradient. If you want to remove a color, you can go to that Stop and say Remove, or you can also add additional gradient stops as well. I'll go ahead and click Close.

Creating a border around your video provides visual interest, creating a stylized picture frame that color-coordinates with your slide show.

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PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

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Alicia Katz Pollock
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  1. 1m 39s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 16m 43s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 49s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 54s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      6m 28s
    4. Working with video formats
      4m 32s
  3. 15m 41s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 32s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 20s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      2m 36s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 20s
    5. Playing a video using an action button
      1m 53s
  4. 23m 38s
    1. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 8s
    2. Playing a QuickTime movie
      4m 32s
    3. Playing a Flash animation
      3m 40s
    4. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      4m 42s
    5. Inserting a web page
      5m 36s
  5. 23m 7s
    1. Resizing a video
      3m 59s
    2. Cropping a video
      2m 51s
    3. Applying preset video styles
      3m 22s
    4. Designing a border
      4m 35s
    5. Adding shadows
      3m 25s
    6. Adding reflections
      1m 9s
    7. Adding glow effects
      1m 18s
    8. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 22s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 49s
    3. Playing full screen
      1m 55s
    4. Hiding a video
      2m 11s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 55s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 27s
    7. Playing a movie across slides
      3m 48s
    8. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      3m 46s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      3m 19s
  7. 14m 4s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 10s
    2. Improving playback performance
      4m 55s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      5m 59s
  8. 19m 26s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      2m 52s
    2. Embedding sounds
      3m 38s
    3. Inserting sounds from the clip art gallery
      4m 39s
    4. Inserting audio from a computer file
      2m 11s
    5. Playing a sound using an action button
      2m 46s
    6. Recording your own sounds
      3m 20s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 44s
    2. Playing audio automatically
      2m 50s
    3. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 36s
    4. Looping an audio clip
      3m 9s
    5. Delaying an audio clip
      1m 45s
    6. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 10s
    7. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 41s
  10. 12m 22s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 5s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      4m 13s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      3m 35s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 29s
  11. 23m 0s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 13s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 21s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      2m 33s
    4. Recording a narration
      11m 53s
  12. 16m 43s
    1. Running the Compatibility Checker
      1m 36s
    2. Converting files for PowerPoint 2010
      2m 26s
    3. Packaging a CD for travel
      3m 40s
    4. Creating a self-running presentation
      6m 54s
    5. Extracting media files
      2m 7s
  13. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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