Video:How to Convert PowerPoint 2010 Presentations Into Videoswith Brian Smith
PowerPoint presentation are easy to share as a video, it's just a matter of knowing how to save the final project. Watch this About.com video to learn how to convert a PowerPoint 2010 presentation into a video file.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Convert PowerPoint 2010 Presentations Into Videos
Hello, I’m Brian Smith for About.com here to show you how to take your PowerPoint presentation and save it to a video file using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.
Complete the PowerPoint Project
To begin, I have a recent project that I want to convert to a video file; maybe I want to share this with friends or family and I don’t want to send them the actual PowerPoint presentation. The things to note about this presentation is I have many different slides and, I have audio associated with this presentation plus each of my slides have transitions that automatically move on to the next frame after a specific amount of time. So to save this presentation to a video file, I’m going to go up to the File pulldown and I’m going to choose Save-As.
Save the PowerPoint Project as a Video
Now this gives me the ability to go ahead and browse to a folder where I would like to save this and you’ll notice that by default the Save as Type is set to PowerPoint Presentation. However, if I use the drop-down box, you’ll see a lot of different options and I’m going to choose the option here that says Windows Media Video. I’m going to use the default name, Carson’s Summer Vacation and click Save. Now if you look down here at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the progress bar of the video being created. And it’s done!
Review the Final Video
Now looking at Windows Explorer, I’ve navigated to the folder the file was placed in and here’s our video file. Looking down here at the statistics of the video, I can see that it’s 27 seconds in length, what the file size is and it also points out what the size of the video is. So now if I just double-click on the file name, it will open up in Media Player. I’ll expand it to make it a little bigger. And that’s it! So you can see it’s pretty simple to take your PowerPoint presentation and save it to a video file.
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