When you view a slide show in Microsoft PowerPoint, a movie object plays as expected. However, other objects that are in the foreground of the movie object are hidden while the movie object is playing.
This behavior is by design. Movie objects will always play in the foreground of a slide in PowerPoint.
To work around this behavior in the following programs, convert the movie file to an animated GIF file. Then, insert the GIF file into the slide:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
Microsoft PowerPoint Office 2000
When an animated GIF file is playing, other objects can appear in the foreground on the slide.
Objects can be in the foreground of a movie object on a slide when the movie object is not playing in PowerPoint. However, movie objects will always play in front of all other objects regardless of the z-order in which they are positioned.
Note The z-order of an object indicates the position of the object in a stack of overlapping objects. This object stack is oriented along an imaginary axis, the z-axis, extending outward from the screen.