I get a fair number of questions about how to convert PowerPoint ppt and pptx files to video. Over the
“How do I convert PowerPoint pptx to ppt so that people with older versions of PowerPoint can read them? I
“How can I add a YouTube video to my PowerPoint presentation?”
PowerPoint supports adding many different types of movies, including AVI, MPEG, and Windows Media. YouTube videos, which are Flash FLV files, aren’t directly supported. There are a couple of ways you can add a YouTube video to your PowerPoint slides. One way involves download a YouTube video and then converting the video to one of the formats supported by PowerPoint. If you know you’ll be presenting somewhere with an Internet connection, you can embed the YouTube video in your PowerPoint slide following this slightly complicated series of steps.
“How can I clear the list of recent documents in my PowerPoint 2007 and Excel 2007?”
The process for clearing recent documents in Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 remains very similar to the way it was done in Microsoft Office 2003 – the location of the menu item is merely different. With PowerPoint 2007 open, click on the Office icon at the top left of the screen, and then click on PowerPoint Options.
Adding a Flash movie to a PowerPoint presentation typically requires some custom VB scripting in order to successfully control playback during a slideshow. Swiff Point Player makes the process easier for SWF files, adding a custom button the Insert menu in PowerPoint to automatically add any SWF file to your PowerPoint presentation. Using Swiff Point Player, you get seamless Flash playback in your PowerPoint slides, similar to what you get with other standard video formats like AVI or WMV. If you need to playback an FLV file, like the ones served on YouTube, you’ll still need to convert the file or get some custom programming done, but if you want to add some eye-popping SWF graphics or a SWF movie to a presentation, Swiff Point Player has you covered. It should go without saying that PowerPoint is required. [Windows 2k/XP $0.00]
Luke asks, “What is best software for converting PowerPoint presentations to AVI and other video formats? Best shareware?” I partially
When one slide from your PowerPoint presentation is the perfect image to demonstrate your point, you may want to use that individual slide outside your PowerPoint presentation. This tutorial walks you through how to save an individual slide so you can use it anywhere.