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Recording narration for a slideshow

From: Keynote '09 Essential Training

Video: Recording narration for a slideshow

Recording a slideshow can serve a number of purposes. One of them is so you can do rehearsal and listen back to yourself and another way is to present or to send a version of your presentation perhaps to a client where you can talk over what you've done, explain it to them in real time rather than in a printed document. Let me demonstrate how it works here real quickly. I'm going to open up my Inspector, the Document Inspector. Under the Audio tab, you can see this section called Slideshow Recording. When I hit Record, it's going to start up the slideshow and it will record my voice and then it will save that out.

Recording narration for a slideshow

Recording a slideshow can serve a number of purposes. One of them is so you can do rehearsal and listen back to yourself and another way is to present or to send a version of your presentation perhaps to a client where you can talk over what you've done, explain it to them in real time rather than in a printed document. Let me demonstrate how it works here real quickly. I'm going to open up my Inspector, the Document Inspector. Under the Audio tab, you can see this section called Slideshow Recording. When I hit Record, it's going to start up the slideshow and it will record my voice and then it will save that out.

So, let me show you this. I'm going to hit Record and that's recording me live. And look at the indicator up in the upper left. That's letting me know we're on our recording. I'm going to hit the Advance key, just go through these three slides here and now I'll hit Escape. Now, you can see when we're back here in the Inspector, we've an indication that we've recorded something and it's actually now a part of the Keynote Play function. What I mean by that is if I go to Document here, Presentation mode changed now to Recorded mode. So, anytime I press Play, it's going to be playing back the recorded version of the presentation rather than the normal one. Let's now make a movie of that small recording that I made, we can see how that looks.

To do that, I'll go up to Share > Export, click on the QuickTime option and you can see here under Playback Uses, I have these choices, one of which is Recorded Timing. So, this means that it's going to output a QuickTime movie based on the recording that I just made or based on the recording that's in the memory. I'll unclick the Full Screen and for our purposes, I'm just going to create a somewhat low resolution one. Click Next. We give it a name. Click Export and then we're just doing a quick rendering of that file and now let's go find that file, open that up. Now, we'll play this back in QuickTime.

(Recording: So, now it's recording me live and look at the indicator up in the upper left.) (Recording: That's letting me know we're on our recording.) (Recording: I'm going to hit the Advance key, just go through these three slides here and now, I'll hit Escape.) That was my narration for what we recorded earlier. The final movie didn't have that indicator in the upper left of course. So, this is a very handy way to talk over your slides with a client perhaps, to give yourself some practice on how you sound and how you look with your show. When you're done with that recording, I'd recommend going over to the Audio tab and hitting Clear to get the recording out of the presentation. Go ahead and click Clear and the reason to do that is now when we're going to go back to the Document tab, you'll see our presentation has returned to Normal mode.

So, now you can go ahead, keep editing and it will behave as you've come expect. You can always go back, make another recording and try it again.

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Keynote '09 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 13m 57s
    1. Exploring the user interface
      3m 54s
    2. Customizing the user interface
      2m 11s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      1m 42s
    4. Understanding the Document Warning
      2m 57s
    5. Understanding Keynote themes
      3m 13s
  3. 13m 8s
    1. Understanding master slides
      4m 45s
    2. Making changes to slides and masters
      3m 54s
    3. Creating a media placeholder on a master slide
      2m 18s
    4. Creating an object placeholder on a master slide
      2m 11s
  4. 12m 53s
    1. Layout and alignment of objects
      7m 28s
    2. Understanding stacking order
      5m 25s
  5. 35m 44s
    1. Working with free text objects
      4m 23s
    2. Comparing types of text objects
      4m 14s
    3. Formatting text in Keynote
      4m 5s
    4. Working with shape objects
      6m 40s
    5. Working with advanced shapes and colors
      5m 44s
    6. Using connection lines
      4m 40s
    7. Adding hyperlinks
      5m 58s
  6. 32m 43s
    1. Adding and formatting tables
      4m 16s
    2. Building conditional formatting and calculations
      4m 48s
    3. Chart types
      3m 44s
    4. Working with chart data
      5m 17s
    5. Formatting charts
      6m 10s
    6. Working with 3D charts
      5m 10s
    7. Linking charts with Numbers '09
      3m 18s
  7. 29m 17s
    1. Working with graphic files
      7m 49s
    2. Working with multimedia files
      4m 41s
    3. Applying masks
      6m 55s
    4. Applying image adjustments
      4m 15s
    5. Using the Instant Alpha tool
      5m 37s
  8. 18m 8s
    1. Using 2D and 3D transitions
      6m 11s
    2. Creating transitions with text effects
      3m 9s
    3. Creating transitions with object effects
      4m 16s
    4. Introducing Magic Move
      4m 32s
  9. 30m 27s
    1. Using basic build parameters
      7m 33s
    2. Expanding on basic builds
      5m 20s
    3. Creating table and chart builds
      6m 41s
    4. Using smart builds
      3m 21s
    5. Building basic actions
      3m 43s
    6. Creating actions on a path
      3m 49s
  10. 28m 36s
    1. Using the Document Inspector
      5m 39s
    2. Organizing slides in the slide navigator
      2m 57s
    3. Organizing a presentation in Outline mode
      2m 54s
    4. Playing a slideshow
      2m 46s
    5. Adding notes
      1m 42s
    6. Using the Presenter Display
      5m 21s
    7. Recording narration for a slideshow
      3m 2s
    8. Using remote controls
      4m 15s
  11. 34m 54s
    1. Saving Keynote files
      5m 39s
    2. Saving a Keynote presentation as a PowerPoint file
      2m 17s
    3. Exporting presentations as PDFs
      3m 56s
    4. Sharing a Keynote presentation as a QuickTime movie
      7m 57s
    5. Exporting presentations as still images
      2m 14s
    6. Adding comments on a presentation
      1m 42s
    7. Collaborating with iWork.com
      7m 54s
    8. Printing presentations
      3m 15s
  12. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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