Multimedia How-To: Producer for PowerPoint 2007

By Helen Bradley | Posted March 08, 2010

Add multimedia magic -- video, still images, narration -- to your PowerPoint presentations so that you can stand out from the crowd. Helen Bradley's tutorial at WinPlanet.com walks you through the process.


One of the best kept secrets related to PowerPoint 2007 is Producer for PowerPoint 2007. Producer allows you to compile a multimedia screen presentation combining your slide deck with objects such as still images, movies, and text. In this article, I'll show you how to get your hands on Producer for PowerPoint 2007 and how to get started using it.

Download Producer for PowerPoint 2007

Various versions of Producer for PowerPoint have been around for some years, but the program doesn't get much coverage so many people don't even know it exists. Worse still, if you're using PowerPoint 2007 you need to use Producer for PowerPoint 2007, which is still in beta and not exactly easy to find. So, to locate it, go to http://connect.microsoft.com and register with your Windows Live ID. If you don't have a Windows Live ID then sign up for one and return to Microsoft Connect and log in and then register to use the site.

Then when you have full access to the Connect site, click the Connection Directory link at the top of the screen and, on the left, select the Office category. Browse to find Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta and click the Apply Now link and then download the program and install it. Once installed, you'll find it in your Microsoft Office folder along with the other Microsoft Office applications.


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