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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

Playing a sound across multiple slides


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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

with Alicia Katz Pollock

Video: Playing a sound across multiple slides

So far I've shown you a number of ways to insert sound effects and audio clips in to your presentation. You have the ability to extend your sound so that it plays across any number of slides. Let's take a look at all the different places where you can control that setting. By default, when you move to the next slide your sounds stop automatically. On my title slide, I have some light music that I had like to play during my first two slides and I have a bee buzzing that I'd like to play from my last two slides. Click on the sound icon, and go to the Audio Tools Playback tab.
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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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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth
4h 38m Intermediate Sep 27, 2011

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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
Subjects:
Business Presentations
Software:
Office PowerPoint
Author:
Alicia Katz Pollock

Playing a sound across multiple slides

So far I've shown you a number of ways to insert sound effects and audio clips in to your presentation. You have the ability to extend your sound so that it plays across any number of slides. Let's take a look at all the different places where you can control that setting. By default, when you move to the next slide your sounds stop automatically. On my title slide, I have some light music that I had like to play during my first two slides and I have a bee buzzing that I'd like to play from my last two slides. Click on the sound icon, and go to the Audio Tools Playback tab.

Where it says Start On Click, change this to Play Across Slides and when you get to the next slide, the sound will still keep playing. Now when you choose this setting, PowerPoint will also start to play the clip automatically. If you still want to start to playback manually by clicking on the button, go to the Animations tab and on the right- hand side change Start Back to On Click. If your sound clip is short and you need it to it to repeat itself until you reach that desired number slides, go back to the Audio Tools Playback tab and click on Loop until Stopped.

Now the clip will repeat itself as you move through the slideshow instead of stopping when the first time through. Since we don't want to it to loop indefinitely through the whole slideshow, we just want the clip to play for two slides, go back to Animations Ribbon and on the right-hand side, turn on the Animation Pane. Click on the dropdown arrow next to our sound clip and select Effect Options. In the middle section called Stop Playing, the last option says After and you can choose the number of slides.

Because we already said it to Play Across Slides, you will see a 999 here. Set it to the maximum so that there's no concern about adding slides and accidentally stopping short. But when you need it to, this is the place to tell it to Play Across two slides or ten slides. So since we're going to play reset for two slides, delete the 999 and type 2. Now click OK. Now let's look at another technique. If you've applied a sound to a slide transition as I showed you how to do in the previous chapter, you can set it so that sound doesn't stop after it is played once.

Click on slide 3 and then go to the Transitions tab and on the right-hand side of the Ribbon there's an option for Sound. When you drop down the list, you could choose any of these sound effects but personally I wouldn't want to loop this constantly. I'll click on other sound at the very bottom and I will navigate to my bee. Don't forget as I've showed you in the movie about Transition Sounds, your own transition effect must be wave files. I'll click OK.

(Bzzzzz) Now click on the dropdown next to Sound one more time. At the very bottom, there's a checkmark that toggles on and off Loop Until Next Sound. Click on this. This will play the transition sound repeatedly until you choose another sound on another transition. If you click on slide 5, you can see that I've already selected the wave file Wind. Now when I go to slide one and play my slideshow, my sound will start on slide one when I click on it and continue through slide two.

Then my bee buzz transition sound will play from 3 to 4 until I get to slide five and another transition sound plays. Let's hear it. (Music playing) (Bzzzz) The ability to span your Audio Effects across slides allows you to continue to provide content even as long sounds play and to continue sounds as long as they support your point.

As always, make sure you choose sounds which further understanding of your concept so they're neither gratiutous it is nor annoying to your audience.

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