PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth
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Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery


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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

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Video: Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery

PowerPoint comes with a library of images, animations, and sound clips. All of them are free to use and even more are available for download from Microsoft.com. Here's how to use PowerPoint sound clips in your presentation. Click on the Insert Ribbon. The third button says Clip Art and it toggles the Clip Art Gallery open and closed. Right here where it says Results should be, it now says All media file types. Click on that dropdown and if you turn off the checkmarks in front of illustrations, photographs, and videos, when you click Go you'll see all of your sound clips.
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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 20m 43s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 58s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 57s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      8m 33s
    4. Working with video formats
      6m 15s
  3. 22m 4s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 21s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 55s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      3m 10s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 45s
    5. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 23s
    6. Inserting a video using an action button
      1m 30s
  4. 23m 23s
    1. Inserting a QuickTime video
      6m 3s
    2. Playing a Flash animation
      6m 0s
    3. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      5m 58s
    4. Inserting a web page
      5m 22s
  5. 34m 6s
    1. Trimming a video
      5m 54s
    2. Fading in and out
      4m 23s
    3. Cropping a video
      4m 6s
    4. Selecting a poster frame
      1m 53s
    5. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 40s
    6. Recoloring a video
      2m 50s
    7. Adding video bookmarks
      3m 10s
    8. Synchronizing text captions with bookmarks
      9m 10s
  6. 10m 32s
    1. Resizing a video
      4m 34s
    2. Playing a video in a shape
      2m 2s
    3. Using a video as a slide background
      3m 56s
  7. 29m 3s
    1. Applying a preset video style
      2m 48s
    2. Designing a border
      3m 59s
    3. Adding shadows
      2m 52s
    4. Adding reflections
      2m 39s
    5. Adding glow effects
      2m 16s
    6. Adding soft edges
      1m 45s
    7. Applying 3D rotation
      3m 50s
    8. Applying bevels and 3D formatting
      6m 26s
    9. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  8. 22m 34s
    1. Setting the volume
      1m 13s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      57s
    3. Play full screen
      1m 1s
    4. Hiding a video
      1m 16s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 50s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    7. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    8. Showing and hiding media controls
      1m 1s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      5m 5s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      2m 46s
    11. Playing a video across multiple slides
      3m 12s
  9. 13m 0s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 7s
    2. Improving playback performance
      3m 43s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      6m 10s
  10. 13m 18s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      3m 7s
    2. Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery
      3m 15s
    3. Inserting audio from a computer file
      1m 56s
    4. Recording your own sounds
      3m 35s
    5. Playing audio in an external application
      1m 25s
  11. 24m 44s
    1. Setting the sound clip volume
      1m 5s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 23s
    3. Trimming an audio clip
      3m 52s
    4. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 18s
    5. Fading sounds in and out
      59s
    6. Looping a sound clip
      2m 23s
    7. Delaying an audio clip
      2m 31s
    8. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    9. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 13s
    10. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 5s
    11. Adding and removing audio bookmarks
      2m 42s
  12. 18m 19s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 10s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      3m 46s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      2m 12s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 28s
    5. Triggering actions with audio bookmarks
      7m 43s
  13. 21m 7s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 10s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 23s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      3m 26s
    4. Recording a narration
      9m 8s
  14. 23m 12s
    1. Checking and optimizing media compatibility
      3m 8s
    2. Converting media to earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 17s
    3. Converting media from earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 37s
    4. Compressing media files
      3m 47s
    5. Saving as a movie
      4m 48s
    6. Packaging a presentation for travel
      3m 43s
    7. Extracting media asset files
      2m 52s
  15. 45s
    1. Goodbye
      45s

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Discover how to integrate and enhance video and audio to create a more engaging PowerPoint presentation. In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock emphasizes the technical details necessary to make a multimedia presentation work: from working with appropriate file formats, to applying video styles, to reducing the file size of multimedia presentations for sharing.

Topics include:
  • Using video and audio appropriately
  • Linking vs. embedding media
  • Considering copyrights
  • Inserting video
  • Working with proprietary formats, such as QuickTime, YouTube, and Flash
  • Applying effects
  • Setting options like looping and full-screen playback
  • Adding sound
  • Building a music soundtrack
  • Saving multimedia presentations
Subject:
Business
Software:
Office PowerPoint
Author:
Alicia Katz Pollock

Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery

PowerPoint comes with a library of images, animations, and sound clips. All of them are free to use and even more are available for download from Microsoft.com. Here's how to use PowerPoint sound clips in your presentation. Click on the Insert Ribbon. The third button says Clip Art and it toggles the Clip Art Gallery open and closed. Right here where it says Results should be, it now says All media file types. Click on that dropdown and if you turn off the checkmarks in front of illustrations, photographs, and videos, when you click Go you'll see all of your sound clips.

Now I'm going to put that back to All media types for a moment and click Go again. Then close your Clip Art Gallery. You can also insert Clip Art from the Clip Art Gallery using this Audio button on the far right-hand side. Click on the bottom half, right on the dropdown arrow. And the second option says Clip Art Audio. When you click on it, the Clip Art Gallery opens again in the pane on the right, but notice this time the results should be is only Audio, so it saves you a step.

Now, make sure that there is a checkmark in front of Office.com content and as long as you're connected to the internet, your search results will expand beyond the few sounds included with PowerPoint and include all the results as if you had searched through the thousands of free clips available on Microsoft Office's website. It's a great way to expand your options, as well as save some time. If you were looking for something specific, you could click Search for, but I'm just going to go ahead and click Go so that I see all of the available sound clips. If you want to hear a clip before you add it, when you hold your cursor over the clip you'll see a dropdown arrow.

Choose Preview Properties from the bottom. A window will open and the clip will play. (Applause and cheering) You can use the Previous and Next buttons to scroll through the sound clips. (Brrrrring telephone ringing) At the bottom, you can also see the file path where these files are saved on your computer. Close this dialogue box when you're done. Now let's insert our sound effect. Click on Claps Cheers. Aspeaker appears with a control bar underneath.

You can press the Play button to hear it and get a sense of how long it is. (Applause and cheering) Move the speaker icon to the upper right corner of the slide. Now play your presentation. When you hold your cursor over the speaker, the control bar appears. Click Play. (Applause and cheering) Later, I'll show you how to set the sound to play automatically, how to hide the bar, and even how to hide the icon.

Press Escape to end the playback and return to the slide. I can make this sound clip smaller by dragging the corners. I can also make sure I'm clicked on the sound icon, go up to the Audio tools format tab, and on the far right, I can see dimensions for height and width. I can change them here as well. Click the X in the corner of the Clip Art Gallery to close it. While sound clips will help viewers engage with your content, they should be selected very carefully, so that you don't lower the quality of your presentation.

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