Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Recording Narration and Timings
FIGURE 19.13
Tell PowerPoint that this show should loop continuously.
Mark this checkbox
to loop the presentation.
3. In the Advance Slides area, make sure the Using Timings, if Present option is
selected.
4. Click OK.
Timings refers to transition timings, which you learned about in Chapter 16, “Creating Animation Effects
and Transitions,” in the section “Assigning Transitions to Slides.” Self-running presentations are good
candidates for recorded voice-over narration, which you learned how to set up in Chapter 14, “Adding
Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks.”
Recording Narration and Timings
When creating a self-running presentation, you may want to record some voice-over narra-
tion to accompany all or some of the slides. That way, when people watch the presentation,
they will hear your voice as if they were watching and listening to you in person.
To record narration, you will need a microphone that attaches to your computer, and your
computer must have a microphone jack to plug it into.
In PowerPoint 2013 you can record not only narration but also animation and transition
timings and laser pointer movements. Together all these recorded extras make the presen-
tation fi le you distribute imitate more closely a live show.
The Laser Pointer option appears as a colored dot on-screen like a real laser pointer. To use
it during Slide Show view, hold down the Ctrl key and click the mouse. To switch the mouse
 
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