How to create a slideshow and insert it into PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint 2010 now enables users to embed videos to a presentation.  To insert a video, please make sure that the slideshow is in ASF, AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, QT, SWF, and WMV format. (To play QuickTime files, you need Apple QuickTime installed.) In this article, I will demonstrate how to create a slideshow and embed it into a PowerPoint presentation.

1. Create A Slideshow For PowerPoint Presentation

To create a slideshow, you can use DVD Photo Slideshow. It enables you to create a slideshow from your images with music, transitions, pan&zoom effects, text and more effects. Then you can export a slideshow video of AVI, MPG, MP4 or SWF format compatible with PowerPoint.

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Create a slideshow video for PowerPoint

2. Embed a slideshow video into PowerPoint presentation

Before inserting a slideshow, you’d better create a new folder to put your PowerPoint and slideshow video. This can ensure PowerPoint will find the video when you copy or move the presentation to another computer or place. PowerPoint does not save the video, it  only creates a link to the video’s current location. If you move or delete the video, PowerPoint will not find the video to play it. So you should put the PowerPoint and video in the same folder, and move them together.

Click Insert from the PowerPoint menu bar, then  Video->Video from File. After that, a window will pop up, asking you to place the video you want to insert. Locate the video and insert it into your presentation.

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Insert video to powerpoint

At the same time , you can choose to automatically play the video or play it when clicked.

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Choose video play mode

Click to choose the inserted video, under Playback menu, you can set the video height and width, tell the PowerPoint to play it in full screen, and do other settings.

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