Presenter ‘09 offers a a lot of flexibility in the way you display movies in your presentation. If you want, you can have the movie open in its own window, rather than adding it to one of your presentation slides. Here we’ll take a look at how to do that.
Stwp 1: Choose Your Movie
- Open your presentation in PowerPoint and go to the slide from which you want your movie to launch.
- Select Flash Movie from the Articulate menu.
- Browse to the movie you want to insert. Presenter can use .mp4, .swf, and .flv files. When you find your file, click Open.
- A window pops up where you can customize the properties of your movie. You can also preview the movie here — just click the small blue play button under the movie's thumbnail.
Stwp 2: Choose Your Movie Settings
- Choose Display in new browser window. This will cause the movie to launch in a new window when your learners arrive on the current slide.
- The Browser controls dropdown allows you to choose how the new browser window behaves when it opens. Choose one of these:
- All browser controls: This'll cause the new window to have all the browser controls the user would normally have.
- No address bar: This means the new window will have the usual browser controls, but the user won't be able to change the URL in the address bar.
- No browser controls: With this option, the new window won't have any browser controls at all, and the user won't be able to change the URL in the address bar.
- If you'd like to delay the launch of the movie till a particular point in the duration of your slide, you can enter a number in the blank for Start Flash movie ___ seconds into the slide.
- Click OK when you're done.
Presenter inserts a little Flash icon in the lower-right corner of your slide, to show that there's a movie associated with this slide. It looks like this:
Next time you publish, the video you inserted will launch in a new window when you view your published output.
Can I Launch Multiple Movies from the Same Slide?
Kind of. You can have up to three videos associates with each slide: one that opens in a new browser window, another that's embedded on the slide itself, and another that plays in the presenter panel. The tutorials listed below provide more info.