In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to record and narrate a presentation, for kiosk mode or for later viewing as a movie file.
- [Instructor] You can fully narrate your slideshow 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 by a kiosk mode and wanting to be heard. All you need is a microphone, and PowerPoint will take care of the rest. You can even record your video if you have a webcam. Change to the slideshow ribbon tab and choose record slideshow. I'll choose to record from the beginning. On the bottom right-hand side of the screen you can toggle the microphone on or off and also the webcam if you have one.
On the top right-hand side of the screen click settings to choose the appropriate microphone and camera for your recording. I'll click record and off we go. Welcome to the Sales Strategy 2019 presentation. Everything you'll hear is confidential. I can hit the pause button to pause the narration. This can help me collect my thoughts if I need to. Down at the bottom of the screen I can see the elapsed time that I've spent on one slide and the elapsed time of the entire presentation.
I can also add annotations by using the pen and highlighter tool. This is useful. These tools will all be recorded. I can move through the slides as normal and hit record again when I'm ready to go. When you're all done recording, click stop. You can hit the escape key to close out of the presentation. You'll notice there's a new icon on the bottom right-hand side of my slide. It's a speaker icon, and it's telling everyone that there's narration on this slide. If I want to, I can click the play button to hear the audio.
I can also clear all narration. On the slideshow ribbon tab click record slideshow again, hover your mouse over clear, and you can choose to clear any existing rehearsal times or narrations. You can choose to clear just the current slide or all slides. If you think that you're going to be recording a lot of presentations and you'll want to be sending them out as video you can even add a special recording tab to your presentation so that it's easily accessible. Click file on the top left-hand side of the screen, and all the way down at the bottom, choose options.
This is going to take you into the PowerPoint options screen. I'm going to click customize ribbon all the way on the left. On the right-hand side, scroll down and place a checkbox next to recording, click okay, and you'll find you have a new tab in your ribbon. The recording tab will always have the record slideshow button all the way on the left-hand side. You've seen where you can take a screenshot, and I've shown you how you can add video and audio to your presentation. This is just an easy way to get to them. They're all here on this recording tab.
In a future video, I'll show you how you can export this to a video and send it around.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files