PowerPoint 2010 allows you to convert a presentation to a video, thus providing a new way of sharing presentations with friends, and colleagues. You can record animation and transition effects before you convert the presentation into a video and can also record narrations and annotations while delivering the presentation and then convert it to a video. The advantage of converting a presentation to a video is that users with whom you share the presentation need not have PowerPoint 2010 installed on their system. Here’s how to convert a presentation to a video.
How to Convert a Presentation to a Video in PowerPoint 2010
1. Open the presentation you want to broadcast.
2. Select the File tab and choose Save & Send.
3. In the File Types section, select Create a Video.
4. In the Create a Video pane, select an option.
a) Select an option to set the video quality.
- Computer & HD Displays to create a high quality video with a large file size for viewing on a computer, projector, or HD display.
- Internet & DVD to create a video with a moderate file size of medium quality. You can select this option to burn the video to a DVD or to upload to the web.
- Portable Devices to create a low quality video to for display in portable devices.
b) Select an option to play the narration and timing.
- Use Recorded Timings and Narrations to create a video which includes narration and timing.
- If you have not included the narration and timing in a presentation, click Record Timings and Narrations to begin recording the timings and narration.
- Preview Timings and Narrations to preview the settings applied.
- Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations to create a video without narration and timing.
- If necessary, in the Seconds to spend on each slide spin box, set the display time for each slide.
5. In the Create a Video section, click the Create a Video button.
2. The Save As dialog box opens. In the dialog box, enter a file name and click Save to save the file in the Windows Media Video format. To save the file in other file formats such as AVI or MOV you will need a third party application.
3. The conversion will take a few minutes depending on the size and quality settings of the video.
8. Navigate to the location where you saved the file and double-click to play the video.
Now that you know how to convert a presentation to a video, go ahead and make the best use of the tools in PowerPoint 2010.