Friday, January 11, 2013

Embedding Google Maps into a PowerPoint Presentation

It's been a week where I have had some time to create a few new videos for my YouTube Channel. I had previously tried to figure out if it was possible to embed a Google map into a PowerPoint presentation and make a video about it. Despite many searches, the best solution that I could come up with was to simply use a screen shot of a map. Now thanks to an Add-in called LiveWeb for PowerPoint it is possible to embed a Google map into your presentation. 

The free LiveWeb PowerPoint Add-in is available from the OfficeTips website of Shyam Pillai who is a Microsoft MVP. This Add-in must be downloaded and installed into PowerPoint before you can embed a Google map. In fact it can be used to embed any web site into a presentation. Full instructions on how to download and install this Add-in are available from the website. Here is my video showing how to use this Add-in to embed a Google Map of Dublin City Centre (and NCI) into a presentation:

The technique described is relatively easy to do, but I had a hard time making this video as I had to record it several times before I got it right. Hopefully people will find it useful.

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