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One of my favorite and most advanced PowerPoint 2010 techniques is playing a video across multiple slides. When you have a video with a lot to say about it, you don't want to cram all that information onto one slide. This technique is also a crowd pleaser, because it has the effect of a video continuing while all the slide changes around it. To set up for this technique, you'll need to plan your slides. Take a look at slide 2, 3, and 4. They all make use of the two content placeholder layouts, with text on the left and a space for the video on the right.
We'll insert the video on slide 2 and then there will already be a place for it on the other two slides. So, on Slide 2 I'll go over to my content placeholder and click on the Insert Media Clip button. I'll navigate to the file that I want and insert it. Now, let's make this play across slides. I'm going to go the Animations tab and I'm going to turn on the Animation Pane. Right now my video is set to play after my bullet points, but I want it to be the first thing.
So, I'm going to pick this up and move it up to the top. Next, I don't want to start it on click. I want it to start as soon as I get to the slide. So I'm going to go up to where it says Start On Click, drop this down, and change it to After Previous. Now, interestingly, the Animations Stage that the video is on is on pause and when I click on my drop down and check out my Effect Options and my Timing, the feature I want isn't even here. What I need to do is change this to Play.
Now, when I drop it down and I go to Effect Options, I have some new settings. Where it says Stop playing, it says After current slide. I can change this and specify that I want it to stop playing after 3 slides. I'll click OK. Now, because I made it sure that I have enough content for the approximate length of my video, this should balance very nicely. I'll start my slideshow. (Music playing) My video starts and as I click my mouse, I'll start moving through my bullet points.
(Female speaker: ?Hansel and Petal, we are a full-service florist, specializing in weddings and corporate events. (However, we can still do fabulous bat mitzvahs, local deliveries, really the sky's the limit.) (In addition to flowers and plants?) And as I keep clicking, it will move on to my next slide. (Female speaker: ?have a variety of gifts, antiques, cards, candles, items I think would be really hard to find anywhere else.) (We take a lot of pride in that every piece that leaves our shop is a one of a kind creation. No two arrangements are ever alike.) (Though we would love to see you?) Now, like I said before, I planned the length of my content to match the length of my video, but if I had reached the end of my third slide and continued on to my fourth slide, the video would have stopped exactly in that moment.
Playing a video across multiple slides is a great way to make more comments about a video without having to cram everything on one slide, and it's sure to wow your audience.
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