Quick Tip Monday: Handling Video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 offer two excellent features handling video that previous versions of lacked.

First, video is now embedded in the slide instead of being a hyperlink to  a location on the hard drive. This means that you no longer have to worry about bundling the hyperlinked files if you are presenting the PowerPoint on a different computer than the computer that you used to create the presentation. The second excellent feature is the ability to edit the video to adjust the start and end time. This means that you no longer have to edit the video with another program.

Here are the directions to edit video in PowerPoint 2010 or 2013:

    1. To adjust the start and end time of the video, right-click on the inserted video and select Trim Video.power-point-video-start-end
    2. Adjust the start time and end time using the green and red sliders and click OK.



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About Paul Unger

Paul J. Unger is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, a nationwide company providing continuing legal education, legal technology consulting, and training. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to forming Affinity, Paul was vice president of a Columbus-based technology consulting firm. Mr. Unger spent five years at Clark, Perdue, Roberts & Scott Co., L.P.A., limiting his practice to civil litigation. He specializes in technology consulting and audits, writing legal-specific technology books & manuals, trial presentation & litigation support, document management software, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software speaking & training for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for 300+ cases. Mr. Unger is a member of The American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice. He is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and served as Chairman of ABA TECHSHOW 2011 – 25th Year Anniversary. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program. Paul is a national speaker and frequent lecturer for CLE programs. He is the co-author of Adobe Acrobat for Law Firms, PowerPoint for Legal Professionals, and co-author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, all manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features. Mr. Unger is a 1994 graduate of Capital University Law School.

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