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PowerPoint Voice-overs Quickstart

A quickstart guide for how to do voice-overs in PowerPoint

1. Start Recording

  • In Normal view, select the slide that you want to start the recording on
  • Select: Slide Show > Record Slide Show > Start Recording From Beginning (or “from Current Slide” if resuming a recording).
  • Start Recording
  • Click on Start Recording button and begin presenting.
  • If you want to take a break in between you can click on the pause button.
  • pause button
  • To resume recording click “pause” again.
  • Click the “X” on the recording control or press Esc key on keyboard to end recording

2. Edit Recording

When you return to your PowerPoint presentation, you will see that each slide has a little audio icon audio iconthat represents the recording for that particular slide. Note: You can edit audio of each slide separately. 

 To re-record the audio on a single slide… 

  • Select the audio icon on that particular slide, then hit the delete key to remove the audio. 
  • Then start recording as per the instructions (1), but this time select “Start recording from Current Slide
  • current slide
  • When finished re-recording, click “x” or press Esc on your keyboard to end the recording.
  •  stop recording

3. Save your presentation as video

To Save as .mp4 

  • Click on File tab
  • Click Save As
  • Select the location where you want to save
  • Give desired file name 
  • In Save as type there is a dropdown that will allow you to select the file type.
  • Click and select MPEG-4 Video
  • When the progress bar completes, you will have an .mp4 video file of your presentation as well as the original PowerPoint project file.
save presentation as video

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Keywords:PowerPoint, , Quick, Quickstart   Doc ID:112962
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-08-11 11:41 CSTUpdated:2022-05-16 13:38 CST
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