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User Guide on How to Record PowerPoint with Audio

record powerpoint PowerPoint is a document program designed by Microsoft Office by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin that helps you create visual presentations. It helps in making visual aids for meetings, business proposals, or thesis defense. You can present your ideas using a beautiful design with rich animation, 3D models, icons, cinematic motion, and more. Besides, you can add audio to the presentation as background music or narration. Since schools and companies use computers, most of the projects are presented digitally. It is also essential to record PowerPoint with audio if you want to study the presentation by watching them. That is why we are going to show you a guide where you can record PowerPoint with sound. Read on to see all of the screen recording software.

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Why Do You Need to Record Your PowerPoint Presentation

Recording a presentation on PowerPoint is a great way to put narration if you are too nervous talking in front of others. You have to record your presentation along with a webcam to include yourself in it. Also, it is the easiest way to deliver a consistent message by reviewing it as a video. It allows you to make your presentation look more professional and easy-to-understand at the same time. Besides, recording a PowerPoint presentation is another way to keep a back-up file of it as a video. It can avoid deleting a slideshow page accidentally. Thus, you can share your presentation on websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, and more as a video file.


The Best PowerPoint Recorder - Screen Grabber Premium

AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium is a great tool to record your PowerPoint presentation. It has an option to record in full-screen or in region mode. You can also use an external webcam if you want to include yourself in the video. Besides that, you can also record the audio coming from your system sound, microphone, or both. You can also add annotations like shapes, lines, texts, and arrows while recording. Another thing is its advanced feature called the “Task Scheduler,” where you can set a specific date and time to record your screen automatically. To know how to record PowerPoint using this tool, you can follow the steps below.

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Step 1 Install the Screen Grabber Premium

You may click one of the "Download" buttons above to get AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium's installer. Then, run it and follow the setup wizard for installing the tool to your computer. Once done, go to its "Video Recorder" section to familiarize yourself with its recording interface.

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Step 2 Setup the settings of the tool

After that, click the “Gear” icon that you will find in the upper right part of the toolbar. You can choose your preferred video and audio format, output folder, mouse cursor, hotkeys, volume, and more. Then, click the “OK” button to apply the changes on the settings.

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Step 3 Begin recording presentation

You can start by choosing your preferred video if it is in full-screen or in region mode at the leftmost part of the toolbar. Then, press the “REC” button to start screen recording your Presentation. A floating toolbar appears, which you can use to pause, resume, stop, adjust volume, and more.

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Step 4 Watch the recorded presentation

Once finished, you may click the “Stop” button to end the recording process. After that, a video playback appears where you can preview the video. You can also click the “Save” button to keep the video on your computer. If not satisfied, you can press the “Re-record” to start re-recording your presentation.

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Default Way to Record PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint has a built-in screen recorder for recording slideshows. This feature can record any video and audio coming out from PowerPoint. But, this feature is only available for PowerPoint 2010 version and above. So if you have a lower version of this software, then upgrade it now and follow the steps below on how to record a presentation with PowerPoint.

Step 1 Start to record PowerPoint presentation

First, click the “Slide Show” button at the top of the PowerPoint interface, and select “Start Recording from Beginning” to record your presentation. You can also choose “Start Recording from Current Slide” if you want to continue recording on the current slide show. A notification window will appear prompting you to click “Start Recording” to begin.


Step 2 End recording PowerPoint presentation

Now that you started recording, you can add markings to your slideshow. You can also draw a line on a text or sentence to highlight it. Once done, go to the “File” menu and select “Save As” to choose the format to “PowerPoint Show” to save the recorded video. Go to its output folder and double-click on the video to play it automatically.


Additional Useful Tips of PowerPoint

MS PowerPoint also allows you to take screenshots of your presentations. You can easily choose any opened windows to capture it with one-click. Taking screenshots on the presentation helps you make a thumbnail or need to include it on the recorded video. On that note, we have listed the steps below to take screenshots on a slideshow with PowerPoint.

Step 1 Take screenshots from PowerPoint

To take a screenshot on PowerPoint presentation, go to the “Insert” tab, click the “Screenshot” option under Images. Then, a new window will appear, showing all the Available Windows. Click the “Screen Clipping” button at the lower part of the screenshot window to take a quick snapshot of your presentation.


Step 2 Include the screenshot to presentation

Once done taking screenshots, the picture is added to the slideshow automatically. You can save the image by clicking on it and selecting “Save as Image” to keep it on your computer.


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Posted by Trafalgar Law on November 30, 2019 to Screen Grabber Pro

Last updated on March 25, 2021

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