I have the same issue, I just want my GIF to start playing when the specific slide is active.
I found a simple way to solve it, which is upload your GIFs to google drive, then insert the gif into the slide, then it will only begin to play when the slide is actived.
Hope it helps!
You are correct with your findings, if you place an image in your Slide Master the Placeholders rule - so use a place holder in your layer stack.
I find that a Web Image Placeholder is a suitable element to use as its not a commonly used type of placeholder.
• Create your Log asset in .png or better still .svg
• Place Web Image Placeholder in Slide Master ...
This is a bit tricky to explain in writing but I will give it a go.
The text placeholder for all the Slaves is controlled and formatted in your Slide Master - the top slide in the Masters panel.
You have 9 available style slots to control through the 'Control' placeholder. Working with a default presentation you will have all slots with a bullet - the bullet ...
An image of the text is a good way to have non-editable text on the slide.
You can create this text image without exiting PowerPoint.
In your PowerPoint presentation create your desired text. Size it and position it accordingly on a blank white slide. (If a blank white layout choice is not available go to your master slides and create one so you can choose ...