MOS is a certification of Office skills. There is a World Championship for it. The finals for India were conducted on 23rd May in New Delhi. 150 finalists attended. 6 of them won the contest and will represent India in the global championship. I spoke at the event as a guest speaker. Competing students, parents, educators and media attended the session. I spoke to them about the need for continued learning and breadth of knowledge. Have a look.
Yes – I am starting with a recap. There is so much you can do with Videos in PowerPoint (2010 onwards), that it will require many articles. In this article, I will explain ALL that you can do with videos. Later we will cover specific features in-depth.
In one word you can do “EVERYTHING” with a video that you can do with a picture or a shape. That is immensely sophisticated yet very easy to do …
Insert – Video – Online Video – Choose the source: YouTube, SharePoint, OneDrive (personal), Facebook, or just paste embed code from anywhere. That’s it. Sometimes the aspect ratio goes for a toss – which you have to adjust manually. You need internet connection WHILE PRESENTING. Check this before you start the presentation.
Ability to insert an online video is just a convenience. Earlier we had to insert browser object and fiddle around with its properties. That part is now eliminated. However, most of the video effects, formatting and animation DOES NOT WORK with online videos. It may appear to work on the thumbnail but when the video actually runs, it does not sustain.
Inserting a physical video file into a slide is infinitely more powerful. We will cover that separately in a series of articles. The coverage of video features is long overdue.
Yes. Simple and effective. Go to any online site and search for the video to add it. If you have embed code, just paste that. Of course, the video itself DOES NOT get inserted. You only see its thumbnail.
We recently covered how to play background music across slides. There have been many requests to cover similar feature for videos (most recent request came from my friend Dr Ravikant Zala). Here is how you do it. It is not as simple as audio, but it is easy enough.