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Playing movies

Movie on a slide
Play movies in Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 and control how they start and how long they play. As an extra, create buttons to run them.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Insert a movie, start it the way you want, and work with various movie options.
  • Play a movie full-screen and keep it from showing on the slide.
  • Create buttons to run a movie.
  • Ensure that a movie plays when you present.

Everybody likes movies. In PowerPoint, take your audience away with a dramatic movie clip that helps get your point across. Or play film of a dynamic speaker. Or, play something fun just to engage people. There's nothing like the entertainment value and flash of a multimedia show.

In this course, work with movie files so you know how to insert them, play them, and set other options for them. For visual impact, create buttons that play, pause, and stop a movie.

For more about this course, read this page fully, and when you're ready to start the first lesson, click Next.

To do the practice sessions, you need a video card, sound card, and speakers on your computer.

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