How to Make a Videoke in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint 2007 contains enhanced functions to simplify creating a multimedia presentation. The sound and graphics capabilities and features in PowerPoint 2007 enable users to build creative slide shows, such as a "videoke." The elements of a videoke contain the same components as a PowerPoint presentation, but with the added controls for animated captions and automated slide advancing in time with a musical soundtrack. Motivated PowerPoint users and karaoke enthusiasts can expand an MP3 karaoke library with a visual component of customized slide shows for parties and social events.

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Launch PowerPoint, and confirm that a window containing a blank slide presentation opens.

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Click the "Layout" button under the "Home" tab in the top menu bar, and select "Title Slide."

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Click the center text box, and type the title of the song.

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Click the "New Slide" button under the "Home" tab, and select the "Picture with Caption" layout.

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Select the box marked "Click to add text" at the bottom of the slide.

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Type the first part of a line of lyrics.

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Click the "Custom Animation" button under the "Animation" tab.

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Click and hold the "Add Effect" button, and select "More Effects" under the "Entrance" category.

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Select the "Color Typewriter" option (under the "Subtle" effect category), and then click "OK."

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Select "After Previous" from the drop-down menu next to "Start" in the right-hand "Custom Animation" frame.

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Click the icon in the center of the main box marked "Click icon to add picture," and select the desired picture file before clicking the "Insert" button.

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Repeat steps 4 through 11 until a presentation with all lyrics and pictures is prepared.

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Navigate to the first slide (the title slide).

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Click and hold the "Sound" button under the "Insert" tab in the top toolbar.

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Select the "Sound from File" option, and select the desired karaoke file before clicking "OK."

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Click the "When Clicked" button at the prompt to set how the song will start playing.

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Click the "Custom Animation" button on the "Animations" tab, and select the sound file from the list in the right-hand frame.

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Double-click the item, and click the "Effect" tab in the dialog box.

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Click the "After" option under the "Stop playing" section, and then type "99" in the field between "After" and "slides."

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Click "OK" to save these settings and close the dialog box.

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Select "Slide Sorter" under the "View" tab in the top toolbar (or click the Slide Sorter icon containing four squares in the lower-left corner of the slide window).

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Press and hold the "Control" key and press the "A" key to select all slides, and then click the first slide (title slide) to deselect; release both keys.

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Select the desired transition effect under the "Animations" tab in the top toolbar.

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Click the box next to "On Mouse Click" to deselect the option (i.e., clear the check box), and click the box next to "Automatically After" to set automatic slide advances.

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Type the desired time, in seconds, in the field next to "Automatically After," such as "10," and then click the "Apply to All" button.