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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Adding Multimedia to Your Presentation

PowerPoint puts you in the director's chair when it comes to adding sounds, clip art (including pictures with movement such as animated GIFs), extended musical accompaniment, and even movie clips. But just because it can be done doesn't necessarily mean it should be done. Multimedia components in a presentation tend to overwhelm the audience. Be sure you really want to draw your audience's attention away from what you're saying before you insert a multimedia clip.

Adding Music, Sounds, and Video Clips

The easiest way to add multimedia to a presentation combines the Slide Layout pane's content placeholder and Office's Clip Gallery:

  1. In Normal view, select the slide on which you want to include a media clip ...

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