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Record sound or narration in PowerPoint 2010

Record sound or narration in PowerPoint 2010

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Video - Record Sounds or Narration in PowerPoint 2010

Why Would You Use a Recorded Sound or Narration?

Two scenarios come immediately to mind.

  1. If your PowerPoint presentation is set to play unattended at a business kiosk or at a trade show, you might want to add your own narration to the slides. This will have the effect of you being there to sell the product, or the presentation can be left running while you are busy with other prospective clients.

  2. Sound effects can also be created using the recording feature. For example; If you are doing a demonstration or tutorial on fixing cars, it would be helpful to be able to reproduce the sound of that clanking noise, so students would know what to listen for.

Note - For recording narrations or sound effects you must have a microphone attached to your computer.

Steps to Record in PowerPoint 2010

  1. Click on the Insert tab of the ribbon.
  2. Click the drop down arrow under the Audio icon on the right side of the ribbon.
  3. Click on Record Sound...

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