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If you have a long video that you'd like to continue playing, even as you advance your sides, PowerPoint 2007 has a great technique you can use. In our case, I have a 45-second video, but I would like to make comments about it as it plays. I have three slides here, slide 2, slide 3, and slide 4. All of them have bullets on the left-hand side and a blank content area on the right-hand side. I will go back to slide 2. On the first of these content slides I will click on the Insert Media Clip icon to insert my movie, and I will click on my ad_45sec.
I will get a dialog box asking how I want to start the video, and I'll choose Automatically. Now, I need to resize it to fit. Up on the Ribbon, on the right, I will click in Width and type in 4.5 and then click in Height so that they both resize. I will click in the middle of my video clip and move it over to the right-hand side. Now while I am on the Movie Tools, > Options Ribbon, I will look where it says Play Movie Automatically, and I am going to change this to play across slides.
Now it will continue through multiple slides as we play the video. Now there is more that we have to do. Go up to the Animations tab and then click on the Custom Animation button on the left side of the ribbon. On the far right, the Custom Animation pane will open. First I want you notice that there's two instances of our video. This is the one that's set to play across slides. This one is set with a trigger. I am going to go ahead and click on it and then press Delete on my keyboard so that it goes away.
The next thing that I want to do is set my timings. I want my movie to start as soon as the slide comes up. So while I hover of my mouse over the video, I get a double-headed arrow, and I will click and drag until I get a black bar at the top. When I let go, now my video comes first, and my content placeholder is second. Let's take a look at when the animations are set to start. My video will come up After Previous. I am going to change this to With Previous. That way it will start as soon as my slide comes up.
I will do the same thing for my content holder. I am going to leave this set to On Click, so that I can click to call up each of my bullet points. Now there is one more place I would like to go. Glick back on your media clip, and there is a dropdown arrow on the far right-hand side. Choose Effect Options and in the Stop Playing section of the dialog box, it says after 999 slides. That's the maximum number of slides that it could play for. But I only want my video to show on these three slides, so I am going to change the 999 to 3 and then click OK.
Now let's play our slide show and see how it works. I will click on the Slideshow button, my video starts playing, and I will click over on the left-hand side. And now I can activate my bullet points. (Female speaker: --specializing in weddings and corporate events; however we can still do (Female speaker: fabulous Bar Mitzvahs, local deliveries--really, the sky is the limit. (Female speaker: In addition to flowers and plants, and being a full-service florist, we also have a variety of gifts,) (Female speaker: antiques, cards, candles--items I think it would be really hard to find anywhere else.) (Female speaker: We take a lot of pride that every piece that leaves our shop is a one-of-a-kind creation.) (Female speaker: No two arrangements are ever alike. So we would love to see you here.) (Female speaker: If you can't make it into the shop, please check us out online.) Being able to continue a movie across multiple slides has the impressive effect of looking like you are on the same slide, even as your content changes.
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