PowerPoint Add-In Toolbar

Learn how easy it is to record a presentation in PowerPoint with the Camtasia Addin Toolbar. Then edit your video in Camtasia and share it with others.

Outline of a presentation screen

Record a PowerPoint Presentation

To access the PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar, open PowerPoint and select the “Add-ins” tab in the top toolbar. From there, you should see the familiar Camtasia record button, along with a few other options to customize a recording.

*The PowerPoint Add-in toolbar is installed by default with Camtasia. If it doesn’t appear in PowerPoint, you may need to enable it. To do this, go to File > Options > Add-ins. Click on the Manage dropdown, select Disabled Items, then click Go. If the Camtasia Add-in is listed, select it, and click Enable.

PowerPoint toolbar with the add-ins tab selected

Three setting sliders

Customize Your Recording Settings

The Camtasia PowerPoint Add-in provides a robust set of recording options, all of which can be customized.

For example, you can enable or disable webcam recording, system audio and microphone audio. Or, you can set hotkeys, frame rate and more in the settings dialogue.

Camtasia PowerPoint add-in toolbar icons

Camtasia record button

Start a Recording

To start a recording, click the red record button, test your audio settings, then choose “Click to Begin Recording.” At this point, the PowerPoint presentation will automatically switch to presentation mode and the recording begins.

Camtasia recording dialogue that appears after ending a PowerPoint presentation

Pause icon

Finish a Recording

To finish a recording, simply leave PowerPoint’s presentation mode and the recording will automatically pause. A dialogue will appear, where you can choose to produce your recording or open it directly in Camtasia.

Produce and edit icons

Start Here

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