Set the play options for a movie in your presentation

You can set the options for how an embedded or linked movie file will play during your slide show. For example, you might want the movie to begin automatically, to play in a loop continuously, or to rewind after playing.

Do any of the following:

Play a movie automatically or when clicked

Note: Set this option before adding any animations to your movie. By changing this option, you will remove any animations that are associated with your movie.

  1. On the slide, click the movie that you want to change, and then click the Format Movie tab.

  2. Do one of the following:

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Play the movie when the slide that contains the movie appears during the slide slow

Under Movie Options, on the Start pop-up menu, click Automatically.

Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

Control when you want to start the movie by clicking the mouse

Under Movie Options, on the Start pop-up menu, click On Click.

During the slide show, click the movie on the slide when you are ready to play the movie.

Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

Play a movie full screen

You can play a movie so that it fills the entire slide (screen) when you deliver your presentation. Depending on the resolution of your original movie file, it might appear distorted, blurry, or fuzzy when you enlarge it. Always preview your movie before you include it in your presentation so that if the video appears distorted or blurry, you can undo the full screen option.

Note:  If you set the movie to be displayed full screen and it's also set to start automatically, you can drag the movie frame off the slide into the gray area so that it won't be visible on the slide or flash briefly before the movie goes to full screen.

  1. On the slide, click the movie that you want to change, and then click the Format Movie tab.

  2. Under Movie Options, on the Playback Options menu, click Play Full Screen.

    Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

Hide the movie when not playing

While delivering your presentation, you can hide the movie until you are ready to play it. However, you should add an animation effect to initiate playback or you will never see the movie play during the slideshow. For more information, see Animate text and objects.

  1. On the slide, click the movie that you want to change, and then click the Format Movie tab.

  2. Under Movie Options, on the Playback Options menu, click Hide While Not Playing.

    Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

Loop a movie

You can play a movie repeatedly and continuously during your presentation by looping the movie.

  1. On the slide, click the movie that you want to change, and then click the Format Movie tab.

  2. Under Movie Options, on the Playback Options menu, click Loop Until Stopped.

    Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

    Tip: To stop the looping movie during the slide show, click on the movie or click  Pause button .

Rewind the movie after playing

  1. On the slide, click the movie that you want to change, and then click the Format Movie tab.

  2. Under Movie Options, on the Playback Options menu, click Rewind After Playing.

    Format Movie tab, Movie Options group

Hide media controls during the presentation

You can hide the media controls if you don't want them to appear during the slide show. The media controls are located on the toolbar under the movie. Use these controls to play or pause the movie, see how long the movie is and its progress while playing, skip forward or back, or adjust the volume.

  • On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, clear the Show Media Controls check box.

    Slide Show tab, Set Up group

See also

Add a movie to a slide

Resize or change the visual appearance of a movie

Insert media into your document

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