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Last Updated: Aug. 03, 2020

Microsoft Powerpoint empowers you to create clean slide presentations and intricate pitch decks for spreading ideas. You can see presentations in various occasions from classrooms to boardrooms.

In most cases, Powerpoint slides are on their own. Yet, they don’t do the best job of communicating the concepts. Those ahead of the curve share record their presentations with narration or even with themselves. Powerpoint recordings with only narration will also do, but they are just not that effective.

So, how to record a Powerpoint presentation?

Two methods! Try Powerpoint recording feature to record your narration or try FlexClip to record a Powerpoint. Please refer to the part you need.

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Part 1. Record a Powerpoint Presentation with Narration Only

Powerpoint the app itself allows you to do recordings. After the recording, you can play for your audience or save it as a video file.

The following steps are based on Office 365 for Windows. If you are on different versions of Presentation or on different platforms, the steps may differ.

Step 1 Launch Presentation. Go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon, then select the Recording checkbox. Click OK.

Record Presentation with Microsoft

Image Board: Record Presentation with Microsoft

Step 2 Select Record Slideshow under the Recording or Slideshow ribbon.

Step 3 Your Powerpoint opens in a recording window. Click the big red dot button to start recording.

Step 4 Record audio or narration by toggling the microphone button.

Step 5 End recording by clicking the square button.

Part 2. Record a Powerpoint Presentation Easily and Effectively

As mentioned above, Powerpoint Presentation can help you record the Powerpoint Presentation with narration. And it gives you lots of restrictions. To record a Powerpoint presentation easily, you will need FlexClip.

FlexClip is an online screen recorder that helps capture your computer screen easily and effectively. No need to install any extensions. Most importantly, the captured video contains no watermark. Moreover, after the recording, FlexClip also provides you numerous tools for you to make video edits, like video trimmer, video speed changer, transitions, filters.

Get organized on what you are going to say and the presentation. Now, start to record.

Step 1 Go to FlexClip Online Screen Capture tool and click the Start Recording button.

Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 1

Image Board: Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 1

Step 2 Select Microphone Audio as audio recording method and tap the big red dot to start recording.

Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 2

Image Board: Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 2

Step 3 Go to Application Window and select the Powerpoint Presentation interface. Click Share and record.

Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 3

Image Board: Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 3

Step 4 Stop at wherever you like.

Step 5 (optional) Use FlexClip's default webcam to record yourself.

Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 4

Image Board: Record Presentation with Images and Audio - Step 4

The Bottom Line

The above are two methods to record a Powerpoint presentation. As you can see, it is extremely easy and effective. If you find this post helpful, please do share this post with others. By the way, FlexClip also helps you make edits. Remember to use it to level up your video!

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