Inserting video into Powerpoint

I had a client ask me how you can import a video we produced for them into Powerpoint.

Insert Video

Normally, you’ll insert video clips into PowerPoint using the Insert menu options. When you choose a video, PowerPoint prompts you if you want the video to play automatically – unless you have some reason for the video to play on a mouse click, it is a good idea to accept this option. You can always change this behavior or edit it using the Custom Animation taskpane.

1. Navigate to the slide where you want the video inserted in a new or existing presentation.

2. Choose Insert | Movies & Sounds | Movie from File. and choose the required video file.

3. PowerPoint prompts you if you want the movie to play automatically or only when clicked – choose your option. It is a good idea to choose the automatic option if you are not sure since removing that behavior is usually a one-click operation – adding that behavior on the other hand takes several steps.

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