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Record narration and timings for your presentation to give it a professional and polished feel.

Record narration and timings

  1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.

  2. Choose from two options:

    • Start Recording from Beginning - to record from the beginning of a presentation.

    • Start Recording from Current Slide - to record from a specific slide.

  3. Select or clear what you'd like for your recording, and then select Start Recording.

  4. Start speaking or add markings to your presentation.

    Note: Audio won't record when slide transitions happen so let these play first before you start speaking.

Manage recordings

There are different ways to manage recordings in your presentation:

  • Pause - to pause a recording.

  • Close - to end a recording.

  • Laser Pointer, Pen, Highlighter, or Eraser - to use the pointer, ink, eraser, or highlighter tools in your recording.

Remove recordings

A sound icon appears on a slide to show when a recording is available.

You can also remove recordings from slides.

  1. Select Record Slide Show > Clear.

  2. Choose from four options:

    • Clear Timing on Current Slide - to delete timings on the current slide.

    • Clear Timings on All Slides - to delete timings from all slides at once.

    • Clear Narration on Current Slide - to delete narration on the current slide.

    • Clear Narration on All Slides - to delete narration on all slides at once.

Save recordings

When you're done recording, save and share your presentation as a PowerPoint Show. Your recording will automatically play when someone opens the presentation.

  1. Select File > Save As.

  2. Select where you'd like to save your presentation to.

  3. Under Save as type, select the dropdown arrow and then select PowerPoint Show.

  4. Select Save.

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