Creating a voice over in PowerPoint and saving as a video file
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Create your PowerPoint presentation. Once your slides are ready for the voice over, open the presentation and go to the beginning slide.
- Click the Slide Show tab at the top of the screen.
- Click Record Slide Show
- Click Start Recording from Beginning
The message below appears:
- Select your preferred recording options and click the Start Recording button (Note: If you want to use the highlighter on your slides, check the 2nd box).
Your slideshow will begin, and the recording window will appear in the upper right hand area of the screen:
The recording window explained:
Note: if you “right click” with your mouse during recording, the recording will pause.
5. Each time you advance through your slide show (either by clicking with the mouse or using the arrow key), you will be able to record a new voice-over.
6. When you are finished recording the slideshow, press the Esc key on your keyboard. You will see the following screen displaying all of the slides in the presentation. Those with an audio recording will have a small speaker icon in the corner of the slide:
7. Save your presentation as a PowerPoint presentation first, so you will always have a copy to edit/change if needed. If you want to create a video for uploading, then proceed to step 8 after completing step 7
8. Save your presentation as a “windows media file” by selecting Save As from the file menu (NOTE: If the option to save as an MPEG-4 video is available, choose that--this is an option on newer versions of office).
9. Select “Windows Media Video” as the file type, (mp4 preferred if it is an option) then click save:
Note: It can take several minutes to save the file.
The new video file can then be uploaded to YouTube.