There are quite a few changes in PowerPoint 2010 from its earlier 2007 version. The changes are for better because they can bring in a whiff of fresh air (transitions between slides, for example) in the otherwise mundane presentations.
Some changes are clearly helpful as they improve the already available techniques for inserting external media files in a PowerPoint presentation.
In this article the focus will be on how the editing of an external audio clip has changed from PowerPoint 2007 to the 2010 edition. You may also like to know how to embed podcast player in WordPress blog completely free.
When I wrote the article on PowerPoint to video composing several photographs together, I used both PowerPoint 2007 and the beta version of soon-to-come PowerPoint 2010.
The following image is that of embedding the audio clip in PowerPoint 2007. The options on the ribbon are not many though more changes can be made by changing the effect options of the clip in the animation pane on the right.
Now let’s take a look at what PowerPoint 2010 offers for editing an embedded audio clip. In the following image you can see there are more options available on the ribbon for the audio clip.
The demonstrative video at the top explains the difference between editing an embedded audio clip in PowerPoint 2007 and that in PowerPoint 2010. If you’re a regular user of PowerPoint there is a greater chance that you’ll prefer the 2010 version at least for the ease of use in embedding audio clips.
In case you want to embed a series of audio clips or podcasts together in your webpage, check out my article on mp3 playlist creator. The entire code to do that comes for free use.
March 30, 2011
Many readers want to know how to transfer an embedded audio in PowerPoint on the web. I’ve just written a video article that explains how this can be done easily. Read it here.