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Record the Screen in PowerPoint – Tutorial

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Record the Screen in PowerPoint - Tutorial: A picture of a user recording the screen using PowerPoint 2016.

Record the Screen in PowerPoint: Overview

            You can record the screen in PowerPoint and add it, with or without audio, to a presentation, by using the “Screen Recording” command. This is helpful if you want to add a demonstration of a specific program into your presentation. To record audio associated with your screen recording, you must have a microphone, audio card and speakers on your computer. The speakers will allow you to hear what you recorded.

            To record the screen in PowerPoint, click the “Screen Recording” button in the “Media” button group of the “Insert” tab on the Ribbon. A popup box will appear. You first action will be to select an area of the screen to record. Click “Select Area” in the popup box. Your cursor will turn into “crosshairs.” Click on the screen in the area that you want to be the upper-left corner of the area to record. Drag your cursor to the area you want to be the bottom-right of the area to record. A dotted rectangle will outline the area to be recorded on the screen. Anything displayed inside the outline will be recorded.

            The “Audio” and “Record Pointer” commands are automatically selected by PowerPoint. You can click either of these commands to turn them off, before you start recording. Open the program, video or whatever it is that you are recording and make sure what you want recorded is contained in the red rectangle.

            When you are ready to record the screen in PowerPoint, click the “Record” button in the popup box. You will be given a three second countdown before recording begins. When you have completed recording, click the large square in the popup box to stop recording. You can also press the “Windows logo key” + “Shift” + “Q” keys on your keyboard to stop recording.

Record the Screen in PowerPoint - Tutorial: A picture of a user recording the screen using PowerPoint 2016.

Record the Screen in PowerPoint – Tutorial: A picture of a user recording the screen using PowerPoint 2016.

            Your screen recording will display in the current slide you are working on as a new object. To save your screen recording, right-click the object and choose “Save Media as…” A dialog box will open. Navigate to where you want to save the file. Enter a name for the file in the “Name:” field and click “Save” to save the screen recording.

            You can now manipulate the screen recording as needed. It will act just like any other video file inserted into a presentation.

Record the Screen in PowerPoint: Instructions

  1. To record audio with your screen recording, you must have a microphone, audio card and speakers on your computer. The speakers will allow you to hear what you recorded.
  2. To record the screen in PowerPoint, click the “Insert” tab and click “Screen Recording” in the “Media” button group to open a popup box.
  3. Click the “Select area” button in the popup box to choose the area to record.
  4. Your cursor will turn into “crosshairs.”
  5. Click the screen in the area that you want to be the upper-left corner of the area to record and drag your cursor to the area that will be the lower-right corner of the area to record.
  6. A dotted rectangle will outline the area to be recorded. Anything inside the outline will be recorded.
  7. To disable the “Audio” and “Record Pointer” commands, click them to turn them off. PowerPoint automatically activates these commands when you setup a screen recording.
  8. Open the program, video or whatever it is you want to record.
  9. To begin recording, click the “Record” button in the popup box. It is the button with the red circle.
  10. You will be given a three second countdown before recording begins.
  11. To stop recording, click the “Stop” button in the popup box or press the “Windows logo key” + “Shift” + “Q” keys on your keyboard.
  12. Your screen recording will display in the current slide as a new object.
  13. To save your screen recording, right-click the object and choose “Save Media as…” from the popup menu.
  14. In the dialog box that opens, navigate to where you want to save the file.
  15. Enter a name for the file in the “Name:” field and click “Save” to save the screen recording.
  16. You can now manipulate the object as you would any other object.

Record the Screen in PowerPoint: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Screen Recording,” shows you how to record the screen in PowerPoint 2016. This video lesson on how to record the screen in PowerPoint 2016 is from our complete PowerPoint 2016 through 2013 training, titled “Mastering PowerPoint Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

 

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