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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:

    • Record from Current Slide - to record from a specific slide

    • Record from Beginning - to record from the beginning of a presentation

  3. When you're ready, select Record and start speaking.

    To record from a specific slide, go to it, and then select Record.

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

Manage narration and timings

There are different ways to manage recordings in your presentation:

  • Pause - to pause a recording

  • Stop - to end a recording

  • Replay - to replay a recording

  • Pen, Highlighter, or Eraser - use the pen, highlighter, or eraser tools to mark up your recording

Remove narration or timings

An audio icon appears on a slide when narration's available.

You can also remove narration or timings from your slide.

  1. If you're in record mode, select Clear.

  2. Choose from two options:

    • Clear Recording on Current Slide - to delete narration and timings on the current slide

    • Clear Recording on All Slides - to delete narration and timings from all slides at once

Save a recording

When you're done recording, save and share your presentation as a PowerPoint file or video.

  1. Select File.

  2. Choose an option like Save or Export

    Your recording will automatically play when someone opens the presentation.

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