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You can record your presentation, slide and animation timings, and more. Here's how to record, play, and clear recordings.

Note: If you're an Office 365 subscriber, you have an updated version that looks and works a little different than this video.

Record your presentation

  1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.

  2. From the drop-down, select an option:

    • Start Recording from the Beginning

    • Start Recording from Current Slide

  3. If prompted, select what you want to record:

    • Slide and animation timings

    • Narrations, ink, and laser pointer

  4. Select Start Recording.

Pause and resume recording

  1. Select Pause to pause while recording.

  2. Select Resume Recording to resume recording.

Stop recording

  • Press Esc.

    You will see a speaker icon on the lower right of the slides that were recorded.

Play recording

  1. Select the speaker icon on the slide.

  2. Select Play.

    To adjust the volume, hover over the speaker icon and adjust the slider to the volume you want.

Clear timing and narration

  1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.

  2. From the drop-down, select Clear and select an option:

    • Clear Timing on Current Slide

    • Clear Timings on All Slides

    • Clear Narration on Current Slide

    • Clear Narrations on All Slides

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Record a slide show with narration and slide timings

You can fully narrate your slide show and record it.

This is great if you plan on preserving your presentation, such as including it on a DVD, publishing it to the web, or having people view it via kiosk mode and wanting to be heard during your presentation.

All you need is a microphone and PowerPoint will take care of the rest.

Make sure your microphone works and then click the Slide Show ribbon tab.

From here, choose Record Slide Show.

You can choose to start recording from any slide you want.

However, I'm going to start recording from the beginning.

When it begins you can start talking while advancing through your slides.

You can decide what sort of things you want to record before you start recording, such as any slide timings and also any ink and annotations you may add to your slides.

I'll click Start Recording, and off we go.

Welcome to The Landon Hotel Board of Directors Guide.

All information in this presentation is confidential.

I can pause the narration by clicking the Pause icon.

This can help me collect my thoughts if I need to.

When I'm ready to go again I can click Resume.

Recording and move through the slides as normal by using the arrow keys or the mouse.

This is a brief entry of our Oxford location.

When you're all done recording, you could hit the Escape key to close out of your slide show, and now you'll notice there's a new icon in the bottom right of all your slides.

It's a speaker icon and it's telling everybody that there's narration on that slide.

You can play it and adjust the volume by hovering your mouse over the volume controls or the play controls.

You can also clear all narration.

To clear narration, make sure you're on the Slide Show ribbon tab.

Click Record Slide Show, select Clear, and here's where you can choose to clear timing on the current slide, all slides, or the narration on a current slide or all slides.

In this case I'll clear the narrations and you can see that the icon is gone, meaning there's no more audio recordings on any of your slides.

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