Quick Trick to Download Embedded Files from Powerpoint

The Problem: You’ve inherited a powerpoint presentation with embedded videos and you need the videos. Perhaps, you want to use them for something else, or maybe you want to stick them in the same directory in a hope that makes the videos play consistently.

The Answer: Change .pptx to .zip in the filename and voila! You can now unzip the packaged files and find the videos in a directory most likely called, media.

What are some tricks you use with Powerpoint?

Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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