Record a PowerPoint Presentation

Use the Camtasia Studio PowerPoint Add-in to record and produce PowerPoint presentations from within Microsoft PowerPoint®.

PowerPoint presentation example

  1. In the Task List, select Record PowerPoint.
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint® opens. Open a PowerPoint presentation to record.
  3. Select the recording options from the PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar.
    • To record voice narration, enable Record Audio Record Audio button.
    • To record camera video (Picture-in-Picture), enable Record Camera Record Camera button.
    • To preview the camera stream while recording, enable Camera Preview Camera Preview button.
    • Click Camtasia Studio recording options Recording Options button to change the settings.
  4. Click the Record button Record button.
  5. The presentation opens in presentation mode. A Camtasia Studio dialog opens in the lower right corner of the screen. Click the Click to begin recording button.
    PowerPoint Recording dialog
  6. Progress through the PowerPoint presentation slides.
  7. To stop the recording before the last slide, press <ESC>. To stop the recording at the end of the presentation, click Stop recording.
  8. Enter a file name and location and click Save. The presentation recording saves as a Camtasia Studio recording file (.camrec).

PowerPoint Add-In Hotkeys


PowerPoint Recording Tips

Use the following tips for best results when recording and sharing a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Best Font: 32 Arial
  • Use Sans serif fonts
  • Use high contrasts: Either a light background with a dark font or a dark background with a light font
  • Use simple backgrounds
  • Spell check before recording
  • Use the Notes option – import slide notes into Camtasia Studio as captions
  • Use Title placeholders – title text imports into Camtasia Studio as table of contents markers
  • Use well-cropped images
  • Use simple animations
  • Add transitions between slides in PowerPoint, not Camtasia Studio. Use the same transition throughout the entire presentation.

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Title Category Level Format
000 - Customize the About Box Produce I Written
001 - How do I make a Table of Contents? Produce I Written
002 - Project Settings And Presets Edit I Written
003 - Markers Edit I Written
004 - Record Voice Narration Edit I Written
005 - Upload to without Using the Preset Troubleshooting II Written
006 - Flash Quiz or Survey Edit I Written
007 - Export Project as a Zip File Share I Written
008 - Save PowerPoint Slides as Images Record I Written
009 - Record Camera Video in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
010 - Produce a Selection of Your Timeline: A Very Handy Thing to Know Produce I Video/Written
011 - SmartFocus® and Zoom and Pan Edit I Video/Written
012 - Preview the Production Settings Produce I Written
013 - How to Produce Getting Started I Video
014 - How to Record Getting Started I Video
015 - Captions Edit II Written
016 - Draw on the Screen while Recording (ScreenDraw) Record II Video/Written
017 - Add or Edit a Production Preset Produce I Written
018 - Flash Hotspot Callouts Edit I Written
019 - Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Edit I Written
020 - Customize the Start and End Screens Produce I Written
021 - Produce a Flash (MPEG-4 or SWF) Video Produce I Written
022 - Documentation Documentation I Written
023 - Can I See What My Video Will Look Like Without Having to Produce the Whole Thing? (Preview Production Settings) Troubleshooting I Written
024 - Project File Overview Edit I Written
025 - How to Edit Getting Started I Video
026 - Transitions Edit I Written
027 - Produce using a Production Preset Produce I Written
028 - How to Improve Recording Performance Troubleshooting III Written
029 - How to Share Getting Started I Video
030 - Upload a Video to Share I Written
031 - Record a PowerPoint Presentation Record I Video/Written
032 - Customize the Flash Table of Contents Produce I Written
033 - Recording Tips Record I Written
034 - Understanding Dimensions, Project Settings and Aspect Ratio Troubleshooting II Written
035 - Tilt Edit I Video
036 - Record a Web Camera in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
037 - Record Audio in Camtasia Recorder Record I Written
038 - Custom Callouts Edit I Written
039 - Customize the Quiz Placement and Opacity Produce I Written
040 - Record the Screen Record I Video/Written
041 - Camtasia Studio Hotkeys Edit I Written
042 - Camtasia Studio 6 Overview Getting Started I Video
043 - Audio Enhancements Edit I Written
044 - How Do I Record System Audio (the sound that comes out of my speakers)? Troubleshooting III Written
045 - Share a Production Preset Produce I Written
046 - Produce a Video using Custom Production Settings Produce I Written
047 - Title Clips Edit I Written
048 - Upload Video by FTP Share I Written
049 - How do I extend the duration of a callout? Edit I Written
050 - Playback Controls Produce I Written
051 - Add Callouts Edit I Written
052 - Audio Editing Edit I Written