Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Record a Narration
Open a presentation in PowerPoint. ( Narrations are
designed to run through an entire presentation.
You may want to use them for Web or self-running
presentations. For short voice recordings on a single slide,
see “Record a Sound.”)
In Normal view, in the Slide pane, select the slide you
want to start your narration on.
Figure 12-9: Record a voiceover, or narration, for your presentation
In the Ribbon, click the Slide Show tab.
In the Set Up group, click Record Narration.
In the Record Narration dialog box, shown in Figure 12-9,
perform the following actions:
• Click the Set Microphone Level button to specify
your desired volume. Click OK.
• Adjust the quality by clicking the Change Quality
button. In the Sound Selection dialog box, shown in
Figure 12-10, choose from CD Quality (highest) to
Telephone Quality (lowest) from the Name drop-down
list and then click OK. Note that the higher the
sound quality, the larger the file size.
Figure 12-10: Specify the sound quality of
Note that PowerPoint can play only one sound file at a time. Therefore,
if you have other sounds that play automatically in your presentation,
the narration overrides those sounds.
Choose whether or not to link your narration to your
presentation. If you choose to link your narration, click
the Browse button and select the folder in which you
want to save your narration file. If you don’t link your
narration, it will be embedded into your presentation.
Linking larger narrations enables your presentation file
to remain at a manageable size. Remember to include
the linked narration file with your presentation file on
your hard drive or on any external media.