Prepare to record
To begin, open the presentation you want and click the Slide Show tab.
Tip: If your presentation has a lot of slides, you might find it more convenient to work in Slide Sorter view. Click View > Slide Sorter to try it out.
Here are some things to check before you begin recording:
If you want to record only part of your slide deck, do one of the following before you begin:
Select the slides you don't want to include, and click Hide Slide.
Click Custom Show > Custom Slide Show > + (add).
Use the Rehearse button to change the timing between slides without affecting the narration or gestures you've already recorded.
Make sure your microphone is set up correctly. On the Mac, go to System Preferences > Sound.
Record your slide show
If you want to add narration or commentary to the slide show, make sure your microphone is set up and working.
To start recording:
Click the Slide Show tab, select the slide where you want the recording to begin, and then click Record Slide Show.
During recording, use Ctrl+click to access the recording commands that let you navigate through the slides, change cursors, or trigger screen blackouts or whiteouts.
Click End Show to stop recording.
A Save dialog box appears. Click Yes to save your recording, or No if you want to record it again.
Saving overwrites anything you've previously recorded. If you want to record another slide show with the same set of slides, save your presentation file with a different name.
Click Play from Start to preview your recording.
Keyboard shortcuts during the recording process
You may want to print this list of keyboard shortcuts to refer to while you're recording:
Advance to the next slide or animation
Return to the previous slide or animation:
Go a specific slide
Slide number + Enter
Toggle screen blackout
Toggle screen whiteout
Stop/Restart automatic show:
End slide show
Erase drawing on screen
Go to next slide if hidden
Change pointer to pen
Change pointer to arrow
Hide arrow on mouse move
Advance on mouse click (rehearsing only)
Set playback options
When you've finished recording and are ready to distribute the presentation, click Set up Slide Show and choose the options that are right for your audience.
Show type Show full screen or windowed.
Show options Turn off narration or animations.
Slides Choose a subset of slides, or a Custom show if you've set one up.
Advance slides Set up this version of the slide show so someone can page through it manually.