Solutions for recording narrations in PowerPoint for Mac

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Oh no, what’s this Mac doing? : 

Oh no, what’s this Mac doing? UPDATEWhat to do when your Mac won’t record your narration Click to play

The problem : 

The problem Narrations on Macs are cutting off randomly This is happening in Office 2004, 2008, and even 2011! Bad Microsoft What to do? Click to play

4 solutions : 

4 solutions They are: Don’t save slide timings Record narration slide-by-slide Record narration in a program like GarageBand and insert the sound file Record narration in PowerPoint on a PC Try your solution using about 5 test slides Use copies of your presentation Click to play

Solution 1: Don’t save slide timings : 

Solution 1: Don’t save slide timings When you are done recording, say “No” instead of “Yes” for saving slide timings May work for some users, but not all Click to play

Solution 2: Record narration slide-by-slide : 

Solution 2: Record narration slide-by-slide Use the “Insert” menu Go to “Sound and Music” (Office 2008); “Movies and Sound” (Office 2004) Select “Record Sound…” Click the “Record” button to record. When you are done, click the “Stop” button then save your recordings. Add the text “Click here to play” Still may experience problems Click to play

Solution 2 in PicturesOffice 2008 : 

Solution 2 in PicturesOffice 2008 Click to play

Solution 3: Record with another program : 

Solution 3: Record with another program Use GarageBand (should have come with your Mac; no trial available – you can use a free program like Audacity, too) Record as Podcast Save recording where you can find it Start recording Export as an MP3 under the Share menu Insert sound from file (basically the same procedure as inserting a recording) Click to play

Solution 3 in Pictures : 

Solution 3 in Pictures 1 2 3 4 5 Click to play

Solution 4: Record narration in another program : 

Solution 4: Record narration in another program Record on a PC Click to play

Good luck! : 

Good luck! Need help? Contact Debbie Ginsberg at dginsberg@kentlaw.edu Click to play

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