Format a video in your PowerPoint 2016 for Mac presentation

Once you've added a video to your presentation, add basic effects and choose how the video is played.

Choose how your video is played

  1. Select the video you want to format.

  2. Click the Video Format tab on the ribbon.

    Shows the Video Format tab in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

  3. Click the Start button on the video tab to choose if you want your video to play Automatically when you get to the slide in your presentation, or if you want the video to play When Clicked.

    Shows video start options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Add video effects

If you want to give your video some extra style or formatting, you can do so with Video Effects.

  1. On the Video Format tab, click Video Effects.

  2. You can choose any number of effects to give your video more emphasis—Shadow, Reflection, Glow, Soft Edges, Bevel, or 3-D Rotation.

    Shows the Video Effects menu in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Can you trim a video in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac?

You can't trim a video from within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. If this is a feature you'd like to see added, please leave us your feedback at the PowerPoint for Mac User Voice Forum.

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