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13.8: Embedding Videos in PowerPoint

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    46585
  • Learning Outcomes

    • Embed a video into a PowerPoint slide.

    Karen has another video she wishes to embed in a new slide about collaboration. She opens a browser window to the YouTube website and finds her desired video. She then clicks the Share > Embed buttons and sees a text box with an address in it. She copies the text by making sure all is selected and then uses Ctrl+C to copy it (or right-click > copy).

    A Youtube video is open. There are three green arrows on the page showing how to share the video. The first arrow is pointing at the share button, the second button is pointing at the option to embed the video and the third shows the link you want to copy to embed the video.

    Next, Karen toggles (Alt+Tab) back to her PowerPoint presentation window and opens a new blank slide. She clicks on the Insert tab, then the Video button on the ribbon, and selects the Online Video option. This brings up the same Insert Video window as before.

    A Microsoft powerpoint is open. There are three green arrows pointing at how to insert a video into the slide. The first arrow is pointing at the insert tab in the ribbon menu, the second is pointing at the video button and the third shows where the online video insert button is.

    Karen places her cursor in the From a Video Embed Code box, pastes the link from her YouTube video with Ctrl+V, and presses the small arrow (or presses the Enter key).

    A Microsoft powerpoint is open. An insert video dialog box is open with three options. The third option is selected which is "From a Video Embed Code". A green arrow is pointing at the box where the link has been inserted.

    Now the video is in her new slide and needs to be resized. Karen drags the video so it is almost as large as the slide. It is a little off-center, so Karen clicks on the Align button in the Format ribbon area and selects the Align Center option.

    A Microsoft powerpoint is open. A video has been inserted. There are three green arrows on the slide, the first one is pointing at the format tab in the ribbon menu. The second is pointed at the align button and the third shows that the video is set to be aligned to the center.

    Next, she decides she would like to have this video play automatically when she moves to this slide in the presentation. She clicks the Playback tab and navigates to the Video Options area on the ribbon. She then selects the Start button and the Automatically option.

    A Microsoft powerpoint is open. A video has been inserted. There are three green arrows on the slide, the first one is pointing at the playback tab in the ribbon menu. The second is pointed at the start button to tell the slide when to play the video and the third shows that the video is set to be played automatically as soon as the slide comes up.
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    • Embedding Videos in PowerPoint. Authored by: Sherri Pendleton. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution