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Playing a movie across slides

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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.

Playing a movie across slides

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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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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