Adding Video to a Slide

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 30, 2014)

As you are developing a presentation, you may want to add a video to a particular slide. In fact, a video may be crucial to your presentation. Fortunately, Google Presentation makes it easy to put a video clip into any slide you want. The only catch is that the video must have previously been uploaded to YouTube. (How to upload a video to YouTube is beyond the scope of this tip, but help on doing so is readily available at the YouTube site.)

Once the video is on YouTube, follow these steps to add it to your presentation:

  1. Select the slide to which you want to add the video.
  2. Click Insert | Video. Presentation displays the Insert Video dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Insert Video dialog box.

  4. At the left side of the dialog box, click either Video Search (the default) or URL. Typically you would choose URL only if you already know the URL for the video on YouTube.
  5. If you are doing a Video Search, enter the name or some search phrase for the video you'd like to use.
  6. Click the Search icon, to the right of where you entered the name or search phrase. Google returns information that matches your search criteria.
  7. Click once on the video you want to use.
  8. Click Select. Presentation adds the video to your slide.

Once the video is in a slide, you can treat it like just about any other object, meaning you can resize it and move it around, as desired.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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