Video:Importing and Arranging Media in a PowerPoint Presentationwith Don Schechter
Want to spice up your PowerPoint presentations with images or even video? Learn how to import, adjust, and arrange media into your slides.See Transcript
Transcript:Importing and Arranging Media in a PowerPoint PresentationHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today, I'll show you how to import and arrange media such as clip art, pictures, and video into your PowerPoint presentation.
Slide Prep for PowerPoint Media ImportinFind the slide you want to add media to. If you don't see the Layout sidebar on the right side, go up to Format, and choose Slide Layout. Under the Layout sidebar make sure the layout you choose has the icon for the type of media you want. Some of the layouts in the bottom will not let you insert certain types of media.
Inserting Clip Art into PowerPoint SlidesI want to first insert a clip art file. Double-click inside the clip art box and a window will appear with all of your clip art choices. Select the one you want and click OK.
Clip Art Placement and SizingNow you can adjust the size of your clip art with the circles around it. Click and drag a corner circle to adjust size proportionally. To move the clip art just move your mouse over it and when a 4-arrow icon comes up click and drag it where you want it.
Picture Toolbar for PowerPoint MediaYou will notice that when you have clip art selected a Picture toolbar appears. If you don't see this toolbar, right-click on the picture and select Show Picture Toolbar. This allows you to add another picture, change to grayscale or black and white, and adjust contrast and brightness. You can even crop, rotate, add a lined box around it, or compress the picture. You can also change the colors in it. The last button in the toolbar will reset the picture in case you don't like how you changed it.
Import Digital Pictures to PowerPointTo import your digital pictures, choose a different layout and click the Insert Picture icon. Choose a picture and Click Insert. Now you can adjust the picture the same way you would with the clip art.
Removing PowerPoint MediaTo delete a piece of media, simply click on it so a box appears around it and press Delete.
Add Video to PowerPoint PresentationsTo include video in your presentation, make sure the layout you've chosen has the Clapboard on it. Double click to add your clip. Click Import and find your media clip, Then click ADD, then OK. A window will appear asking if you want the movie to start automatically when you get to that slide or when you click on it. I will choose the When Clicked option and resize the video.
To preview this slide, click on the slideshow button below the slides tab.
To stop or start the video during the presentation simply click the video.
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