Reset Option for Movies in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Learn how to reset your movie clips in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
In PowerPoint, there are plenty of options to enhance your movie clips -- these may make your original movie clip appear entirely different from what you started with! The fact that you can make your movies look so different in PowerPoint 2011 with customizations galore can sometimes prove to be a disadvantage, especially if you want to get rid of all customizations and get back to original state of your movie clip. Fortunately, the Reset option is just what you need at this point of time!
However, do note that the Reset option won't undo any of the Resize, Rotate, and Flip modifications you might have applied to your movie clip. In this tutorial, you will learn how to restore a movie clip to its default appearance, and get rid of any customizations (other than resize, rotate, and flip) you may have applied:
- Open your presentation, and navigate to the required slide where you have already inserted a movie clip -- select the movie clip. In Figure 1 you can see that our movie clip has a Poster Frame applied -- however, adding Poster Frame is entirely optional. This will just help you to view the effect of applying various movie enhancing options, without playing the movie every time.
Figure 1: Movie clip with Poster Frame added
- When your movie clip is selected, you will see the Format Movie tab of the Ribbon as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1 -- click it to access the options included within this tab (refer to Figure 1 again). If your movie clip is not already customized, go ahead and apply some customization using these Format Movie tab options -- the movie clip that you see within Figure 2 has been Recolored, has a Movie Style applied, and also has a Reflection effect applied.
Figure 2: Movie clip applied with some customizations
- Now, let us get back the movie to its original state. Within the Format Movie tab, click the Reset button that you can see highlighted in red within Figure 3.
Figure 3: Reset button within the Adjust group
- This will get your movie clip back to its original status as shown in Figure 4. Note that it is exactly same as the movie clip that you saw earlier in Figure 1.
Figure 4: Clicking the Reset button gets the movie clip back to its original status
Note: When the Reset option is used, the inserted movie is reset to exactly the state it was when inserted for the first time. The only exception though is that any Poster Frame you added will not be removed. To remove the Poster Frame, you need to use a separate Reset option for Poster Frames, as explained in our Poster Frames for Movies in PowerPoint 2011 tutorial.
- Make sure you save your presentation often.
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