• How to Set a Video as the Background in PowerPoint 2007

    Posted on December 29th, 2011 Dupont | No comments


    I am making a PowerPoint presentation using PowerPoint 2007. How can I set a video as the background without paying for extra software?

    You know when you have inserted a picture into PowerPoint 2007 → right click on it → choose “Send to Back” → now you have set the picture as PowerPoint background. Then you can add text, picture, animations, transitions, etc. on it. Can we do that to a video to make it as the background in PowerPoint 2007? Let’s have a try!

    Before that, you should know PowerPoint 2007 doesn’t support MP4 or FLV format, so you’d better find an AVI or WMV background video.

    Step 1: Open your PowerPoint 2007 and add a new PowerPoint slide. Click “Insert” tab on the ribbon. Click “Movie from file” and browse the video file and click “OK”.

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    A prompt will pop up; choose the video to start “Automatically”.

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    Using the edge points, resize the video so that it covers the whole slide page.

    Step 2: Select the video, under the “Options” tab of “Movie Tools”, click “Send to Back” to set the video as background. You can use the “Corrections” to adjust the brightness and contrast. Many other video format settings are available too.

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    You can also right click on the video and choose “Send to Back”.

    Step 3: Now set the video playback options. Set it to “Play Movie Automatically”, Check “Loop Until Stopped” and “Rewind Movie After Playing” boxes.

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    Step 4: Add text in the text box and animations to the text. Remember to set the animations “Start with Previous”.

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    Finally, press “F5” to preview your PowerPoint and see whether the video is playing as the background in PowerPoint 2007. The answer should be yes!


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