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About this lesson
Insert video into your presentation and use various formatting options such as soft edges, or 3-D bevels to make your video really stand out.
Multiple versions of this lesson are available, choose the appropriate version for you:
Inserting video onto a slide.
When to use
To add video associated with an animation, or to play on its own.
- On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the Video drop-down arrow, and then click either:
- Video from File, or
- Clip Art Video.
Clip art video
- Click within the search bar, type in a search term, and either press Enter on the keyboard or click Go.
- Click a video icon, or click the little drop-down arrow for more options to insert.
- Browse to the appropriate video file on your computer, select it, and click either:
Video from file
- Insert to insert the file, or
- The Insert drop-down arrow and select Link to File. Note that if you link to the video file, the video file must be distributed with the presentation or the video won’t play.
In this version of PowerPoint, video is embedded into the presentation by default.
When you insert video into a presentation, PowerPoint will set it to play when clicked.
Clip art videos are mostly animated graphics in GIF format.
The Insert video from website feature is no longer supported in PowerPoint by Microsoft.
If you link to a video and don’t distribute the video file with the presentation, it won’t play (embarrassing and unprofessional!).Login to download
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