RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 7, 2021
It is possible to add videos to a PowerPoint Kiosk or self-running presentation. You have been able to do this for years but it’s become a lot easier in recent versions of Office. Making the video work within a self-running presentation takes a little extra trickery. Let’s explore how to do this.
This is for devices running PowerPoint
Here are the steps:
- Go to the presentation and add a blank slide where you want the video to go.
- Insert the video onto the slide from Insert | Video.
- Make any changes you want to the video; trimming, effects, fades , and so on.
- Ensure that Video Tools | Playback | Video Options | Start is set to Automatically. Refer to below image:
- Using the slider below the video, note the running time of the video.
- Switch to the Transitions tab. Under Timing | Advance Slide | After set the duration to the same (our video is 41 seconds) or a little more than the video playback time. See below image:
With those settings the video will automatically play when the slide appears and will advance to the next slide when the video ends. If the video slide gets ‘stuck’ set the Advance Slide duration to match the video playing time.
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