|Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003
You cannot insert a movie, or you cannot play a movie that is already inserted.
The movie file may be in a format that Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 does not support.
Do one of the following:
If you try to insert a movie but cannot play the movie file
First find out whether the movie file is compatible with Microsoft Windows Media Player:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Entertainment, and then click Windows Media Player.
- In the top-right corner of Windows Media Player, click the arrow that is just to the left of the Minimize button.
The application menus list opens.
- In the application menus list, point to File, and then click Open.
- In the Open dialog box, locate and click the movie file that you want to play, and then click Open.
If the movie file plays in Windows Media Player, then you can insert the movie into a slide.
To insert the movie:
- Click the slide into which you want to insert the movie.
- On the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click either Movie from Clip Organizer or Movie from File.
- Locate and double-click the movie that you want to insert.
If you clicked Movie from File in step 2, you can click Automatically if you want the movie to start automatically during the presentation. If you want to start the movie manually, click When Clicked.
The movie file is inserted.
If PowerPoint won't play your movie file either in PowerPoint or in Microsoft Windows Media Player
Try to create a link to a program that can play the movie file:
- To find out whether you already have a program installed that can play the file, open the movie file from your desktop, and then do one of the following:
In PowerPoint, display the slide from which you want to play the movie.
On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons, and then click Movie .
Drag to draw the button where you want it on the slide.
- If one of your installed programs plays the movie Go to step 2.
- If none of your installed programs plays the movie Download another program from the Internet (for example, the QuickTime program from the Apple Computer, Inc., Web site), and then go to step 2.
When you release the mouse button, the Action Settings dialog box opens.
- Click Run program, and then click Browse.
- In the Browse dialog box, in the Files of type list, click All Files.
- Browse to and click the movie file that you want, and then click OK.
- In the Action Settings dialog box, click OK.
During a presentation, when you display the slide that has the movie button on it, click the movie button to start the program that plays the movie. If the program does not play the movie automatically, you may have to click the play command within the program to start the movie.
Note This procedure can also be used to run other programs during a presentation when you are using a multimedia type that is not supported by Windows Media Player.