Earlier versions of PowerPoint did not have an option to insert/embed videos in presentations, however in Office 2010, PowerPoint has an option to easily insert videos into PowerPoint presentations.
To embed a video or audio file into a PowerPoint presentation, follow the steps listed below.
Inserting/Embedding Videos In PowerPoint Presentation
Step 1: In the presentation slide that you want to insert/embed the video, click on the Insert tab.
Step 2: At the right hand corner of the option click on Video, you will see an option to embed videos from either your local drive or from a online video site.
Step 3: If you choose to insert video from your local disk, you will be shown an option to browse to the location of the file, once you have chosen the file it will insert the video into the presentation.
However you can also embed videos from video sites like YouTube, in such cases you will need to paste the embed code directly into a textbox to embed it into the presentation.
Once you have entered the code, click on the insert button to add the video to the presentation, you can then resize the video according to your needs.
Inserting Audio In PowerPoint Presentation
You can also easily insert audios to the presentation, just go to insert and click on Audio in the right hand corner, you can then choose to insert audio from a file or record audio and insert it into the presentation.
That’s it, Office 2010 has definitely made inserting audio and video into presentations much more easier, we will be doing several more articles like these in future to expose several features in Office 2010, you can follow all the tips by visiting the Office 2010 Tips page.