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Untitled Document Disclaimer: The workflows here are offered as guides for further experimentation and learning. The technological landscape for Audio/Visual editing changes rapidly; the products and methods mentioned are for illustrative purposes only.


Insert a video clip into a Powerpoint slide:

  1. Launch Powerpoint 2007. If you are a faculty member or administrator at Columbia University and need to obtain a copy of Powerpoint 2007, please see here.
  2. Open your presentation and select the slide into which you would like to insert a video clip.
  3. Click Insert > Movie on the Powerpoint Ribbon. The Insert Movie dialog box opens; select your source video.

  4. Powerpoint gives you the option of having the video automatically start with the slide, or having the video start upon being clicked with the mouse. Select accordingly.

  5. You can reposition and resize the video within the Powerpoint slide, just like any other image. Run the slideshow to see the results.

    Troubleshooting Notes:
    If the video shows up as a black or blank area, click on the Slide Show tab, and select Set Up Slide Show. When the Set Up Show dialog box opens, uncheck Use hardware graphics acceleration. Click OK.

    If the video flickers excessively, download and reinstall Windows Media Player. Reinstalling Windows Media Player can correct underlying issues with codecs and system settings.

    If trouble persists, please contact FDS.
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Last Updated 10/10/09

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