In this chapter
Find out what multimedia is and why you should use it
Learn how to add sound and video objects to a presentation
Explore how to create your own digital media
Learn how to use PowerPoint as a media manager
Media are simply formats in which information is communicated, and each medium takes advantage of one of our five senses. PowerPoint doesn’t do touch, taste, or smell—unless your presentation really stinks!—but it does use a variety of visual and auditory approaches. Visual examples include text, pictures, animations, and video. Auditory examples include your voice, sound effects, music, and video sound tracks. Multimedia means that you’re adding sound or visual elements to an otherwise normal ...