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PowerPoint: Advanced Features

Advanced Features

Advanced use of PowerPoint includes adding visual interest to your presentation that will grab the audience's attention through custom animations and transitions. Features such as effects and sounds, layered instructions, and narrated and timed presentations allow presenters to polish their slides at a professional level.

Animation and Automation

Learn how to: automate your presentation so it runs on its own; insert and layer objects behind, under and on top; add invisible objects; use action buttons; look at "mouse over" and click options; use AutoShapes and ClipArt; understand timeline and the preview box; and work with multiple objects and timing.

Audio and Video

Adding video to your PowerPoint slides is a powerful way to make your presentation come to life. There are many ways to embed or link videos either from your own files or from the Web. The materials below detail these methods.

Audio and Video: Workshop Handout