PowerPoint Updates: Record Slide Show in PowerPoint for Mac coming soon, plus additional updates!
Published Oct 28 2020 08:00 AM 6,403 Views

Record Slide Show in PowerPoint for Mac – Updates coming soon! 

Record Slide Show is an easy to use tool that allows you to create narrations to go along with your slides. During a time of remote meetings and learning, alternate methods of presenting are becoming more and more important in our day to day lives. 


We’re excited to announce that new updates are now available on PowerPoint for Mac that allow users to record presenter video and inking during their Record Slide Show sessions. These new capabilities will enable you to create more robust recorded presentations. We hope that this feature can help simplify your presentation recording process and better engage your audience. 


Here are some features that will be new in Record Slide Show on PowerPoint for Mac: 


Presenter video recording 


You can now record a video of yourself to go along with slides that you are presenting. Draw your audience’s attention by making it feel like you are giving the presentation live. 


Use the new recording toolbar right under your camera to configure, start, pause, and stop your recording. Playback what you’ve recorded and re-record when necessary. 


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Presenter drawing recording 


You can also now record notes taken with the pen or highlighter tool using the new annotations toolbar. Any drawing done in the recording state will be captured. When you or your audience member plays the presentation back, it will seem like you are drawing on the slides in real time. 


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Laser pointer recording 

Similar to recording for the pen tool, you can now record your laser pointer movements while using Record Slide Show. Motion towards different portions of your slides to pull the audience’s attention. 


Want to be among the first to use the new feature? Make sure you join our Office Insiders Program to get the first look at new features from Office. 


Additional new PowerPoint features available today: 


Record Audio 

Recording audio for your PowerPoint presentation is easier than ever. Recent upgrades to PowerPoint for Mac make recording audio and inserting it into your slides simple with the new Record Audio pane. 


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Learn more about the experience here. 


Export PPT as Animated GIF 

Have you ever had an idea for an animated GIF but didn’t know where to get started? With the Export/Save As Animated GIF feature, you can create your ideas in PowerPoint! Use shapes, images, ink, animations, and transitions to create a wide variety of GIFs. 


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Learn more about how to use the experienchere. 


Link to this Slide 

Have you ever been working with a colleague on a PowerPoint presentation, and wanted to send them a link to a particular slide? With the Link to this Slide feature, you can save time and avoid any confusion by creating a link that will open the file and take them directly to a specific slide in your presentation. Save your file to OneDrive, right-click on the slide you want to link to and select “Link to this Slide” to help your colleagues quickly access the location you’d like to reference. 




Learn more about this feature here. 


Thank you for reading! For more information on additional capabilities we have coming to PowerPoint, please see our Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

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