How To: Embed a video in a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint Mac 2011

Embed a video in a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint Mac 2011

Want to know how to add a video to a slide in a PowerPoint for Mac 2011 document? This video will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word digital slideshow application, new to MS PowerPoint 2011 or even an expert merely looking to brush up on the fundamentals, you're sure to be well served by this quality video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch the video.

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I understand how to add the video to Power Point 2011 for MAC but when I save the Power Point presentation and re-open it, the video has changed to just a picture. How do I save the Power Point so the video will still be there?

I'm not sure what kind of equipment you are using, but my mac powerbook os 10.5.8 fails to show the video image in the presenter mode of powerpoint for Mac 2011. This failure occurs for .mov, .dv, .avi, and MPg4 files, all of which worked fine in a previous version (Office for Mac 2008).

Oddly enough, the videos look fine in slide viewer mode, so clearly they have been embedded into the presentation. They just fail to display the video image in presenter tools (we hear the file but see a blank screen).

I'm able to insert a video, but when I save the Powerpoint file, it doesn't save the video into the file. I re-open PP, but the video is gone.

Are you saving it as a .ppt or .pptx? It won't save the video if you're using .ppt, so make sure you're using .pptx instead.

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