Video in PowerPoint – Basics: Video Shapes in PowerPoint

Created: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, posted by at 11:23 am

PowerPoint allows you to play video in different shapes such as circles, ovals, waves, triangles, or any of the shapes from PowerPoint's Shapes gallery.

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When you insert a video clip within a PowerPoint slide, you’ll find it placed as a traditional rectangular shape. And that’s what most users expect, as it seems safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint allows your video to play within different shapes such as a circle or oval, or a wave, a triangle, or any of the shapes that PowerPoint’s Shapes gallery includes. However, just the fact that a video can be placed within a shape is no reason to forego the conventional rectangle. Do remember that most other shapes may crop out important parts of your video clips.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Video Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Video Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

Video Shape in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Movie Shape in PowerPoint 2011

PowerPoint Video Shape

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