- Be sure you have an active Internet connection.
- Open PowerPoint and be sure the Developer tab is visible.
- If Developer tab is not visible, go to the Office button (upper left corner), click on it and then select PowerPoint options (lower right of menu box that appears).
- Select Popular (left margin of menu box) and select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box.
- Select OK button.
- Add a new slide (can be any type or blank).
- Now that the Developer tab is visible, select it and select More Controls icon (looks like a crossed hammer and wrench).
- Scroll all the way down until you find the Shockwave Flash Object (the list is alphabetical), select it and click OK.
- Now draw with your cursor/mouse the rectangular area within which you want the video to appear.
- You can use the handles on the rectangle to resize the image size.
- Now go to YouTube and locate the video you want to include.
- When you find the video, go to the box that includes the URL and Embed tag.
- Select the entire URL and press Ctrl+C to copy the URL to the clipboard.
- Go back to PowerPoint and right click on the rectangle target area that you created in which to play the video.
- Select Properties from the menu that appears when you right click.
- In the Properties box that appears, click on box behind the Movie label and press Ctrl+V to paste the URL into that Properties field.
- Now you must edit the URL. Wherever you see “watch?” delete it.
- Wherever you see the equal sign (=) replace it with a slash (/).
- Still in the Properties box, if you don’t want the movie to loop, change the Loop setting to False.
- If you don’t want the movie to start playing automatically, change the Playing setting to False.
- When finished, close the Properties box.
- If you need to reposition the video, do so using the handles on the rectangle.
- Press F5 to preview.
- Click the play button (center of the screen image).
- Notice that you have access to the regular video controls to pause and restart the video as well as to adjust the volume.
- When the movie finishes, if you have additional slides, you can click to forward to the new slide.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Embedding a YouTube Video in a PowerPoint Slideshow
The following steps walk you through embedding a YouTube video in a PowerPoint slideshow. Note that this approach only works when you have access to the internet (both during creation of the slideshow and playback). You can watch a YouTube video that demonstrates this process at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChq5drjQl4. The steps listed below draw heavily on the video by Laura Bergells of www.Maniactive.com.