CTRL + P in PowerPoint

Pressing Ctrl+P in PowerPoint while in presentation mode shows the pointer… no rocket science. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/134787 section Slide Show Controls. But when you press this keyboard combination while the Slide show plays an embedded video (something I often do for demo’s), the video stops playing… magic and very easy.

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So, when you want to break an embedded video, it’s easier to us the CTRL+P key combination that the mouse. With the mouse you have to search for the pointer (moving your mouse around and around, annoying the public) and click the ‘pause’ button. 

Start the video again, when you used the ctrl-p button to stop it, is a easy as clicking the ‘ESC’. When you have used the pause button, you have to … search for the pointer (moving your mouse around and around, annoying the public) and click the ‘play’ button. 

A small and easy trick for stopping and resuming embedded video’s in PowerPoint…

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