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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.
By default, you have to start a movie clip manually by clicking on it during your presentation. While that's appropriate in most settings so that it's timed correctly with your speech, there are times when you want your video to start as soon as you bring up your slide. Here's how to make that happen. I'm clicked on slide 6 of my presentation and I'll click on my video to select it. Video Tools Ribbons will appear and I'll click on Playback. In the center are a series of Video Options, find the option that says Start On Click and click on the dropdown arrow on the right. Change this to Automatically.
Now play your slideshow and the video will start as soon as we navigate to the slide. (Male speaker: Hansel and Petal is awesome. It's actually my anniversary tonight and I forgot about it.) If your presentation is designed to be self-running or you know you'll always want the video to play automatically, this feature will save you a manual click and smooth out your delivery.
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