PowerPoint Tests

As I mentioned in my weekly check in post of 7 March, I have decided to go the PowerPoint route for my slideshow. I created a very basic test slideshow with some random family photos, a video that I created from my Landscape module, a few audio files and started to play with the transitions. I’d used PowerPoint back in my working life so I’m very familiar with it, needless to say the latest version has a few extra bells and whistles to explore. Once I played with the transitioning I then wanted to see if I could include two audio files on the same slide so I recorded to test files directly onto my first slide, guessed at the time delay and then played it. So happy it worked – my guessimate was spot on – so now I can fade one audio into another on the same slide which is great. Today while I was watching the Kingsmead Eyes videos for coursework, I began to wonder if I could include a sound file that would run in the background throughout the whole or selected portion of the slideshow, as well as the selected audio files. I inserted my background audio file under the Transitions menu on the first file and this worked through my first two slides, as the first slide had 2 embedded audio files, the second was a video – already with sound, but I’d also used the Transition menu for the sound effects on the 3rd and 4th slides, so the background sound from the first slide cut out when it got to the 3rd slide. Something to remember when I create my slideshow. But it does work which is great!

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