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PowerPoint Screen Recording – How to Record Screen in PowerPoint

Author by Jane

Updated on June 10, 2022

Recording screen actually is not as difficult as you imagine. You even don’t need to ask a third-party program for help from the Internet. With Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can successfully create PowerPoint screen recording. So not to be missed.

Whether you are a student at school or professional, it is very common to make a presentation with PowerPoint for it can intuitively, vividly, and comprehensively demonstrate your content to the public. (Apparently, the premise is that you have to be proficient in PowerPoint’s functions.) For instance, you can insert dynamic GIF to PowerPoint, add a soundtrack as BGM, or even put a YouTube video in PowerPoint, which will add brilliance to its present splendor outstripping the simple combination of pictures and text. When it comes to the hidden features of PowerPoint, some beginners might have no idea that the presentation program can directly record screen so they turn to professional software for help, but shrink back at the sight of complicated operation process. But for now, you can easily make screen recording come true with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Part-1-Record Your Screen with Microsoft PowerPoint

Head to PowerPoint Screen Recording WindowHead to PowerPoint Screen Recording Window

Step 1. Launch Microsoft PowerPoint, choose the "Insert" option, and then go to "Screen Recording" section on the top toolbar.

Setting Parameters for RecordingSetting Parameters for Recording

Step 2. A small control panel will pop up, in which there are several adjustments for you.

(1): Select Area: Your mouse arrow has been turned into “+” shape, move and drag it to frame your desired recording area. You are allowed to re-click the “Select Area” tab to restart selecting the recording area if you want to make a change. Or you can press the Windows logo key + Shift + F on the keyboard to record the full screen.

(2): Record Audio and Pointer: The icons on gray background indicates that it will simultaneously record sound and mouse pointer, which is much useful when you are recording video tutorials or something like that. Otherwise, you can re-click them to cancel the recording with sound and mouse pointer.

Process of PowerPoint Screen CaptureProcess of PowerPoint Screen Capture

Step 3. After that, click record icon to begin recording screen immediately. You can press the Windows logo key + Shift + Q on keyboard to quit recording directly . Or with mouseover on top of the screen to activate the hidden panel, then click the rectangle icon to stop recording, hit the “Pause” tab to temporarily stop recording, and restart again later.

Step 4: After it is done. The recorded video will have been inserted on the current slide. You can adjust it for your requirement or right-click >>> Save media as to save it as a separate file.

Part-2- How to Record Screen with PowerPoint Screen Recorder Alternative

For screen recording only, PowerPoint is good enough to satisfy your demand. On condition that you have further video editing requirements, such as combining several clips to one collection, vice versa and so on, you may need an all-in-one recorder. Based on my personal experience, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a good choice, in addition to features I mentioned before, it's capable of downloading videos from Yahoo, YouTube, Facebook, and other 1000+ websites, allowing you to convert pictures into beautiful video collection and more. Such a versatile multimedia utility is worth a try. Back to the point, let's take a look at how to record screen with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

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Head to the Recording Interface

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Step 1. Head to the Recording Interface

Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. There will appear 5 modules in front of you: Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, and Toolbox. You just need to go to the “Recorder” segment for preparation.

Parameter Setting Before Recording

Step 2. Parameter Setting Before Recording

(1): On the top left corner, press “Custom” to customize the screen recording area. Or if you want to record full screen, just click the full screen icon.
(2): Quickly select output quality by dragging the slider on the “Quick setting” bar. Then you can check the Microphone box above for recording sound.
(3): Choose the inverted triangle symbol at the down right corner to specify an output folder for recorded screen.
(4): Lastly, directly click the “Rec” icon on the upper right corner to start your screen-recording journey.

The Process of Recording Screen

Step 3: The Process of Recording Screen

There will be a 5-second countdown at the center of the window so you can direct to the targeted page timely. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro keeps recording your screen until you click the recorder icon to finish the process, which could be minimized in the system tray. Otherwise, you can directly press Ctrl + F1 on the keyboard to complete the assignment. Then, the output folder will pop up immediately for you to locate the recording easily.

At last...

It is easy to make PowerPoint record video, right? Likewise, adding music to PowerPoint is as simple as PowerPoint screen recording. Besides, you can use the WonderFox screen recorder as a backup. When you have more requirements, I believe, it will come in handy.

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