Powerpoint 2010 - Set "Link to File" as default when inserting video

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2014-12-15
I have a client that creates large, video intense, powerpoint presentations.
Now that PP embeds all video/sounds, the .pptx files are extremely large (as large as 5GB).
This presents a problem when opening/saving/auto-saving when the .pptx file is stored on a network share.

I can train them to use "Link to File" instead of the default "Insert" when adding video/audio to a presentation.  However, I'm concerned that it is too easy to simply click insert instead of remembering to hit the drop down.

Is anybody aware of a way to change the default button from "Insert" to "Link to File"?
Or... Is it possible to create a button in the ribbon to open the dialog box with "Link to File"?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:boshaugh
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    Accepted Solution

    There's no way to alter the default that I know, it's hard coded.
    It is probably possible to repurpose the Add Video command so that it inserted a link always  unless say the ctrl key was down but this is a fairly major code project. You could also have an "Insert Linked video" Button but again this is a largish project.

    We can do this for you but you would need a budget!

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the suggestion... I was hoping there was something more straight forward than significant code customization....

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