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

Record narration and timings

  1. Open the slide you want to start recording from.

  2. Near the upper right corner of the PowerPoint window, select Record.

  3. Choose from two options

  4. When you're ready, select the round, red Record button, wait for the countdown, then start speaking.

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

    Note: Narration isn't recorded while the transition between slides happens, so pause during a transition, then resume 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 is 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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