This will be a very special tutorial because one of my student asked me a question,
if it’s possible to have a playing video background,
text which will appear in the screen
and if he can forward the text manually?
I will teach in this tutorial how to set everything up,
how to place a video background that will play,
how to place text which you can manually forward as you want,
how long do you want.
So if you want to have some fun with your friends and create a video like that,
let me show you how to do this in PowerPoint right now in this tutorial.
Let us quickly review the question, which is also our brief.
So, in the message I got,
Jan wanted to be able to have a video in the background
and have a layer of text that he can manually forward.
So, it’s like having a Karaoke animation
but which you can forward manually.
He linked me to some free video which I downloaded,
this is an example background that you can use.
This was taken from motionbackgrounds.co
I am not sure if they require credit, but I will credit them anyway.
It seems like a great website, so why not?
As you arrive in PowerPoint, please delete everything.
Let assume that this is the background video that you want to use
and this is the music that you want to use.
I will put both the video and the music into PowerPoint.
I am working in PowerPoint 2016,
but this will also work in PowerPoint 2013 and 2010.
I am not completely sure about the 2011 MAC version,
but perhaps it will also work.
我从那个视频开始 因为首先 这个视频需要播放
So let me take first the video because the video is the first thing that should play.
It happens that it’s an HD video so it fits here perfectly,
and the song will be here so it doesn’t go in the way.
Please click on the video,
go to playback
and select automatically.
As I go into the animations and open my animation pane,
I will see this video is playing automatically
but there is also a second animation with PowerPoint at automatically,
I just delete it.
The second thing is the music.
We need to do the same with it.
I click on the music,
I go to playback
and I select “play in background”,
play in background is a script which clicks for us automatically.
Hide during show, play across slides,
and loop until stopped.
I also should select this for the video.
So, here in the playback, loop until stop.
You can notice videos do not have the same options
while music has, has the play in background option.
I don’t know why did Microsoft not add this also for videos because people are asking about it.
It would be useful but that’s no problem.
So, we have at the same time the music and the video starting to play.
Let me hit F5 to see what we have here. [music]
You see the music plays and the video plays,
and the great thing here is since the video is selected loop until stopped,
once it plays to the end,
it will start over until we finish the slide.
Okay, what about the text and the animation in the middle now?
This will be also very simple.
Insert text box and place it above the slide.
Let me write some example text here.
Okay, this is some text I have prepared.
I will take the text in the middle of the screen.
Now, it needs to be bigger definitely.
It also needs to be white to be visible in this particular case,
and I definitely need a bigger, bolder font.
I will center this, so it looks proper
and I will select a bolder font.
It seems that Britannic Bold is okay
because it is big and it is visible.
If you want to do some changes,
you can always make it more loose,
it will take up more space.
Now, this is the first text I want to have in the middle.
Now, I need to animate it,
so it works like I want.
I will go to Animations and I will select Fade.
Keep track of the animations which are happening here.
The music plays automatically,
the video background plays automatically
and the first text is appearing on click,
but I believe the first text should appear automatically,
so I will right click and “Start with Previous” –
this will make the first text to appear immediately.
If you want to click, you can select “On Click”.
Okay, once this first text will be finished
and I want it to switch to another text,
I need to fade this out and simultaneously fade the next text in.
How to do this?
It’s very simple because PowerPoint has not only those green entrance effects,
but it also has those red exit effects.
But you can click here, you need to select add animation,
add animation will add another animation to the same object.
I will select also fade, what is happening now?
This one object,
this one text object has 2 animations –
a fade in and fade out on click animation.
Now, watch the entire beauty because I can click on this object,
I can press CTRL or CMD + C, CTRL + V,
and I have the first text copied and the beautiful thing here is
that it automatically copies the animation that I have
and it happens that those animation align perfectly to each other because…
let me change the text.
This is the second text and it happens that it aligns here perfectly.
The first text fades in
as I click my mouse those 2 animations will happen,
meaning the first text will disappear
and the second text will appear,
so I had to do nothing but copy the middle.
预览一下这个 按F5 [音乐]
Let me preview this, I press F5, [music]
the music plays, the video plays,
the first line displays in the screen
and as you click your mouse or your keyboard, boom!
The next text displays.
So until you finish with this song,
you only copy this text and change this,
copy this text and change this.
You need however to remember that the order will be important,
so at first I will recommend you to scroll out,
复制 复制 复制 直到你把所有文本放进这首歌里
copy, copy, copy, until you have the entire text of the sound.
Now, as you see the entire song,
你一个接一个… 一个 一个 一个填完文本框 好的
you fill out the text one by one… one, one, one; okay?
Let’s see this is my entire song,
我会给你演示 3 4 5 6
I will even show you. 3, 4, 5, 6.
Let’s see these are quotes.
第三个引文 第四个引文 第五个引文
The 3rd quote, the 4th quote, the 5th line of this text
and once you are ready, select all text.
It’s hard to select sometimes in PowerPoint
but you can select it like that or with the shift key.
Go to format, select align,
align center and align middle.
Now, they are all aligned,
I can take it to the screen.
If it doesn’t align properly,
it’s because you have “align selected objects”
but I wanted it to be “align to slide”.
Once again, since it’s now aligning to the slide,
I want it to be in the center of the slide and in the middle of the slide.
当我按F5播放幻灯片 第一行出现 [音乐]
As I hit F5 to play the slide, the first line appears. [music]
As I click, the second line appears,
当我单击 第三个 第四个 第五个 第六个…
as I click, the third, the fourth, and the fifth, and the sixth…
no matter how long the song is, how long the music will play,
the video will play loop until it’s stopped
and the text will be displayed as long as you want if you have your animations aligned like that.
I hope this was all understandable and
I was trying to explain this slow,
but if you have any troubles please let me know.
I will try to help and explain but basically this is a way of doing this.
If you need to change some texts which is in the middle,
you need to go to home, select “selection pane”
and deselect all boxes,
just left the one text here which you want to change,
change it and then make again everything visible.
This is a Karaoke video which you are forwarding manually.
If you would like it to play automatically,
it would be much more difficult because you would need to take any animation of those animations.
Go to Animations, and delay it,
delay it as long as the song plays.
Now, when the 2nd quote is starting at 10 second,
you will need to go to 10 second with this text,
and you would need to do this for the entire song
and previewing is very hard in PowerPoint
because you would need always to preview it from the start.
So that’s a bit more different and a bit more difficult,
but if you want to forward it manually like that,
you can use this technique.
Jan 非常感谢你的这个问题 探索起来非常有趣
Thank you very much for the question, Jan. it was really something interesting to explore.
If you want to be a real PowerPoint ninja,
you can also take some of my lessons and courses
which you have the discounted links for in the description.
I will be honored to have a student like you in my courses
and this is also a way to support me and allow me to grow this channel,
which I love doing and I would like to do for the coming years.
Thanks and see you in the next one.