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Easy to follow guides on how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint and get more out of your PowerPoint presentations.

Welcome to the 123PPT PowerPoint Guide section.

Using PowerPoint and understanding how to use functions in PowerPoint can be a challenge. To make using PowerPoint easy, we have created these simply easy to follow guides to PowerPoint.

To find the guide to help you use PowerPoint, simply select the category from the right hand menu that is most relevant to the features and functions of PowerPoint that you wish to learn.

In addition to our PowerPoint Guide, 123PPT offers PowerPoint help, user techniques, and assistance through the PowerPoint Tips and Tricks section, as well as indepth articles and commentaries from leading industry experts providing Presentation Articles and Advice.



LATEST POWERPOINT GUIDES
Some of the latest PowerPoint Guides include:
  1. How to add video to PowerPoint presentations?
  2. How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2003?
  3. How to insert a photo, image or picture in PowerPoint 2010?
  4. How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2010?
  5. How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2013?
How to add video to PowerPoint presentations?
Adding video to a PowerPoint presentation does not need to be difficult.

To make things easy, we have put together a simple guide with everything you need to know on how to add video to your PowerPoint presentation.
  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Go to the slide of your presentation where you want to add and insert your video.
  3. Go to the Insert tab in the PowerPoint menu.
  4. Select Movie.
  5. Click Movie from File option and select a movie from your hard drive by simply double clicking on it.
  6. Choose whether you want your movie to start 'Automatically' or 'When Clicked'.
Using your mouse you can now drag the video around on your slide to reposition it and scale and resize for your presentation.
How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2003?
To embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2003 you must use The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio.

The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio lets you select the YouTube video and choose from the available screen resolutions of the movie on YouTube to embed the optimal size of the movie for your presentation.
How to insert a photo, image or picture in PowerPoint 2010?
To insert a photo, picture or image in PowerPoint 2010:
  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Go to the slide of your presentation where you want to add and insert your photo, picture or image.
  3. Select Insert from the PowerPoint Ribbon menu.
  4. Click the Picture icon.
  5. A new window opens allowing you to browse to the location of the photo, image or picture on your hard drive. Navigate to the location of the photo, image or picture that you want to insert on your slide and double mouseclick on the filename.
Your photo is now inserted on your PowerPoint 2010 slide.
How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2010?
By far the simplest way to download and embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2010 is with The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio.

The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio lets you select the YouTube video and choose from the available screen resolutions of the movie on YouTube to embed the optimal size of the movie for your presentation.

If you are not using The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio then you can link to a YouTube movie in PowerPoint using the online site option.

To link to a YouTube movie in PowerPoint 2010:
  1. Click on the Video icon in the PowerPoint toolbar and choose Video from Online Video Site from the drop down menu.
  2. A new window will open allowing you to paste the embed code for the YouTube video.
  3. To locate the embed code for the YouTube video, go to your browser and click the Share button beneath the video player.
  4. Copy the URL (CTRL+C) to your Windows Clipboard.
  5. Go back to PowerPoint.
  6. Paste the YouTube URL (CTRL+V) into field.
When using Microsofts in-built video function, this does not embed the YouTube video into your presentation but simply links to it. This means that when you play your presentation you must have an internet connection in order for the YouTube video to play.

When using The 123PPT Video Backgrounds Studio your YouTube video is downloaded and embedded into PowerPoint.
How to embed a video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2013?
You can link to a YouTube movie in PowerPoint using the online site option.

To link to a YouTube movie in PowerPoint 2013:
  1. Click on the Video icon in the PowerPoint toolbar and choose Video from Online Video Site from the drop down menu.
  2. A new window will open allowing you to paste the embed code for the YouTube video.
  3. To locate the embed code for the YouTube video, go to your browser and click the Share button beneath the video player.
  4. Copy the URL (CTRL+C) to your Windows Clipboard.
  5. Go back to PowerPoint.
  6. Paste the YouTube URL (CTRL+V) into field.
When using Microsofts in-built video function, this does not embed the YouTube video into your presentation but simply links to it. This means that when you play your presentation you must have an internet connection in order for the YouTube video to play.
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