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Animation, audio, & video

Add, format, and record video

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In PowerPoint, you can add animated GIFs, videos from your computer or online videos, recordings, export your presentation as a video, and even add captions to videos.

Add an animated GIF

  1. Select Insert > Pictures.

  2. Select the animated GIF you want to add.

  3. Select Slide Show to see the animated GIF play.

Add a video

Select Insert > Video and then choose:

  • Online Video: Add a video from YouTube or paste in an embed code.

  • Video on my PC: Add a video that's stored on your computer.

Add video to your slides

Screen recording

  1. Select Insert > Screen Recording.

  2. Select the area you want to record.

  3. Select Record.

Record your presentation

  1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.

  2. Select if you want to:

    • Record from Current Slide

    • Record from Beginning

Add captions to videos

Note: Captions can't be added to online videos. For more information, see Create closed captions for a video.

  1. Select the video you want to add captions to.

  2. Select Video Tools > Playback > Insert Captions.

  3. Select the caption file and select Insert.

Export your presentation as a video

  1. Select File > Export.

  2. Select Create a Video.

  3. Select your settings.

  4. Select Create Video.

Format your video

  • Select and drag to resize and move your video around.

  • Select Format to put frames and effects on your video.

  • Select Video Effects, Video Border, or Video Shape to add effects, borders, or crop your video to a shape.

  • Select Corrections or Color to adjust the video’s color tone.

  • Select Poster Frame to choose the video’s opening frame, and then click and drag with your mouse to select your preferred frame. Select Poster Frame > Current Frame to confirm your choice.

Export your presentation as a video

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