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Inserting a web page

From: PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

Video: Inserting a web page

There may be times when you want to insert a webpage into your presentation. This creates an entire clickable experience right inside your slideshow. In addition, this will be a great workaround for Microsoft Silverlight, a free web browser plug-in that enables interactive media experiences. However, web videos created with Silverlight cannot be imported into PowerPoint using the Insert Video from Website command that we've discussed in an earlier video about YouTube. So, here's an example that brings a live webpage right into your presentation.

Inserting a web page

There may be times when you want to insert a webpage into your presentation. This creates an entire clickable experience right inside your slideshow. In addition, this will be a great workaround for Microsoft Silverlight, a free web browser plug-in that enables interactive media experiences. However, web videos created with Silverlight cannot be imported into PowerPoint using the Insert Video from Website command that we've discussed in an earlier video about YouTube. So, here's an example that brings a live webpage right into your presentation.

So let's go down to our last slide, Slide 7. The first and easiest method of visiting a web page or watching a Silverlight video would be to simply add a hyperlink to it. Let me go to the Insert menu and click on Text Box and draw a text box on this left-hand side. I'll type my URL, http://www.hanselandpetal.com. Now, when I hit the Spacebar or if I hit Enter, it automatically recognizes that this is a URL.

But if for some reason it does not, here's something that you can do. Highlight it and then go to the Insert Ribbon and in the middle is a button that says Hyperlink. Click on it and at the top is Text to display. That's what you actually see on your slide. At the bottom is the web address that will open up in the browser. Right now they match, but you could make them different if you wanted to. And I'll click OK. I want to go back to the Home Ribbon and make my web address a little smaller so it's all on one line.

Now, when I show my presentation, I'll click on the Slideshow button and now when I click on the link, my favorite web browser will open up to this page. There we go. Now I'm going to close this. There are other times when instead of clicking the link and opening up a separate web browser, you would like the web page right in your slide. So, I'm going to hit Escape and go back to my normal view. First I'm going to delete the placeholder. So I'll click on it and hit Delete. Now, this technique is going to involve macros.

So the first thing that we have to do is enable our presentation. Go up to the File menu and choose Save As. Where it says Save as type: PowerPoint Presentation, use that dropdown and choose the second item, PowerPoint Macro- Enabled Presentation, and then click Save. Our next step is to add the Developer tab to our Ribbon. Go back to the File tab again and go down to Options. Click on Customize Ribbon right in the middle and then put a checkmark in the Developer Tibbon on the right-hand side and click OK.

Now, go up to that new Developer tab that you just added. It's right in the top center of your screen. And in the Controls group, there's a button that has a wrench and a hammer and a dot, dot, dot. Go ahead and click on it and then scroll down to Microsoft Web Browser. Click on it and click OK. We're going to draw the container for the website. I recommend going as wide as possible. When I let go of my mouse button, I see a Windows icon in the middle.

Now, what we need to do is create a Visual Basic routine that will open the browser in this control. Go up to the first button in the Ribbon that says Visual Basic and click on it. Click on the plus sign next to VBA Project in the left-hand column and keep opening it. Now this says Slide8. It does not matter what slide you're actually on. Just keep note of that number. I'll go ahead and I'll double-click on it and it opens up a VBA code box. Now, if you have our exercise files, go over to Windows and we've saved them for you where it says 03_04webpage.txt document.

If you don't have our exercise files, pause your video right now and copy down this code. I'm going to highlight the code and right-click on it and copy it, and then close down Notepad, and I'll go back to my VBA pane and paste it. Now, because every computer is different, this says Slide10 and this says Slide8. So I'll change this number right here to match whatever number it says right there. I'll close it and close VBA.

Now, we need to create a button that will activate our new macro. Go back to the Insert tab and choose Shapes. At the very bottom, you see series of action buttons. You can click any symbol that you like. I'm going to use the Home. I'm going to hold down my Shift key as I draw my button. That way it will stay square. When I let go, I get an Action Settings dialog box and I'll put a dot in front of Run macro and there's the macro that I just created. And I'll click OK.

Now, when I go to run my presentation, I'll click on my house and my browser will appear. I will be able to surf from here just like I would on the web. So while it takes several programming steps to implement, the ability to link to an entire webpage in your presentation can certainly enhance your content.

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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 20m 45s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 58s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 57s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      8m 35s
    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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