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What's New in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010?

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Add a Video to Your PowerPoint 2010 Presentation
Embed a video into PowerPoint 2010 from a file on your computer or from a website like YouTube

Embed a video into PowerPoint 2010 from a file on your computer or from a website like YouTube

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Embed a Video or Link to a Video

PowerPoint 2010 now offers the option to embed or link to a video (which is currently located on your computer) into your presentation, or to link to a video on a website, such as YouTube.

Embedding a video which is located on your computer saves a lot of anguish if you later move or send your presentation to another location. Embedding the video means that it always stays with the presentation, so you don't have to remember to also send the video file along. The video can be of an actual "movie" type or you can also embed an animated GIF type of clip art.

Linking to a video

  • on your computer - greatly reduces the file size of the overall presentation. However, you take the risk of forgetting to copy over the video file when you move the presentation to another location.
  • on a website - such as YouTube, allows you to embed the code of the video into your presentation. The video is not really in your presentation, so you will always need an internet connection in order to view the video.
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