Adding sound and movement to PowerPoint slides


This chapter from Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to animating text and pictures on slides, customizing animation effects, adding audio content to slides, adding video content to slides, and optimizing and compressing media.

In this chapter:

    • Animate text and pictures on slides
    • Customize animation effects
    • Add audio content to slides
    • Add video content to slides
    • Compress media to decrease file size

    A PowerPoint presentation might be designed to provide ancillary information for a live presentation, or to stand alone as an information source. Regardless of the method of delivery, a presentation has no value if it doesn’t keep the attention of the audience. An element that can make the difference between an adequate presentation and a great presentation is the judicious use of animated content, sound, and videos. By incorporating these dynamic effects, you can grab and keep the attention of your audience. You can emphasize key points, control the focus of the discussion, and entertain in ways that will make your message memorable.

    With PowerPoint 2016, you have so many opportunities to add pizzazz to your slides that it is easy to end up with a presentation that looks more like an amateur experiment than a professional slide show. When you first start adding animations, sound, and videos to your slides, it is best to err on the conservative side. As you gain more experience, you’ll learn how to mix and match effects to get the results you want for a particular audience.

    This chapter guides you through procedures related to animating text and pictures on slides, customizing animation effects, adding audio content to slides, adding video content to slides, and optimizing and compressing media.

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