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How to Add Video to Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The hardest part about using video in a PowerPoint presentation is finding video worth showing. PowerPoint comes with movies in the Media Gallery, and Microsoft has them in its the online Media Gallery. You can also find a wide variety of video clips available for download on the Web.

Follow these steps to add a video clip to a PowerPoint slide:


Move to the slide on which you want to insert the movie.

Be sure you have a big blank space on the slide to put the movie in. If not, rearrange the existing slide objects to make room for the movie.


Open the Insert tab on the Ribbon and then click Movie in the Media Clips group.

The Insert Movie dialog box appears.


Select the movie that you want to insert and Click OK.

You might need to scroll the list to find the movie or navigate to a different folder.

A dialog box asks whether to play the movie automatically when the slide comes up or wait for you to click.


Click Automatically or When Clicked.

The movie is inserted on the slide.


Resize the movie or drag it to a new location on the slide.

When you resize the movie, try to do it by using one of the corner handles. If you drag one of the side handles, you distort the image.

To play the movie while you’re working on the presentation in Normal View, double-click the movie. During a Slide Show, a single click does the trick, unless you set the movie to play automatically. In that case, the movie runs as soon as you display the slide.

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