Working with Powerpoint

Video Puppet makes it easy to turn presentations into videos. We support importing PPT, PPTX, PPSX and ODP presentation files.

What are the limitations?

Images and videos are supported, but transitions and animations do not work yet.

How to add narration?

Put text into speaker notes, and Video Puppet will automatically create a narration audio track for you.

How to add a pause in the narration?

Add a pause instruction between the paragraphs in your speaker notes. The instruction should be in brackets, followed by a colon (:) and a number of seconds you want to wait. It’s important to add this into a separate paragraph, so there needs to be a blank line between the instruction and the rest of the text. For example, to add a pause of 3 seconds between two sentences, add this to speaker notes:

First sentence, something very
interesting and amusing.

(pause: 3)

Second sentence, even more amusing.

How to keep a slide without any narration on screen for longer?

Just add a pause instruction in brackets, and a number of seconds you want to wait, to the speaker notes. For example, to keep a slide for 10 seconds, add the following instruction:

(pause: 10)

How to change the voice?

After uploading the slides, choose the bottom option option, “Customize video size, voice or music”.

In the menu, just choose a different voice from the dropdown, and click the “Let’s Go” button to build the video.

How to remove the background music?

After uploading the slides, choose the bottom option option, “Customize video size, voice or music”.

In the “Music” drop down, select “No Music”, then click the “Let’s Go” button to build the video.