Dec 05 2017
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Nov 19 2021
We are trying to figure out how to add the Recording tab as mentioned in the article from Microsoft regarding Migrate your content from Office Mix. Specifically the section titled "How do I turn on the Recording tab in PowerPoint?". We do not see the option to add the Recording tab on our PowerPoint installations (16.0.4266.1001) on campus. However, PowerPoint installed on home installations through Office 365 has this option.
Is there an option to make the Recording tab available in the campus installations so that our faculty can utilize the Recording tab when working with content in PowerPoint?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Dec 07 2017 07:56 AM
Dec 07 2017 10:04 AM
What update ring are you on? You can check by selecting File > Account in any Office application. You may need to be on the Current or Insider rings as opposed to the Deferred ring in order to see the Recording tab.
Dec 08 2017 09:15 AM
Dec 14 2017 02:55 AM
Dec 14 2017 06:19 AM
Thank you! This is helpful. This goes along with what I have found on other discussion forums, but no one stating clearly that this is the case. As it appears this is true, this is going to cause us issues on our campus as we have a lot of our faculty who were using this process and now it is being replaced with a process we cannot use on our campus. Not good!
Dec 14 2017 06:34 AM
Dec 14 2017 06:46 AM
Thank you for the suggestion. I forgot to mention I am in the IT department. :) The issue we have is that our instructional trainers have told the campus about Office Mix to the campus and now they are trying to figure out what to tell instructors that are using Office Mix or would like to switch over to the new. So, we have a mix of users who have been using it for a while and then possibly new faculty that will need to use it too.
I believe the issue we had when we tried installing the install from Office 365 is that we could not control the updates. So, we went back to the OEM version so we could control updates. I will talk to our instructional designer to see if it would make sense to move those individuals who are currently using Office Mix and need the Record tab to the Office 365 install. I am just afraid there might be too many.
Thanks again for the suggestion and the reply. If you come across anything else regarding the Record tab, please let me know.
Feb 13 2018 01:53 PM
We are in the same boat, here is my suggestion. If you still have the OfficeMix install file, couldn't you continue to install the Mix add-in and use it as normal? You just wouldn't be saving/sharing the mix files through Office Mix but instead through Stream as that is its replacement?
Feb 13 2018 03:08 PM
Feb 20 2018 01:36 PM
Were you able to access the Recording Tab?
We have instructors at our University that have used Office Mix and now want this recording tab. We are using PowerPoint 16.0.4639.1000 and this feature is still not available.
Which version release should have this feature?
Feb 20 2018 01:51 PM
I had it previously, but I recently reinstalled PowerPoint and just noticed it wasn't visible. Try selecting File > Options > Customize Ribbon, and see whether the Recording tab is just hidden. I had to check the box to display it, but now it's there. I'm running build 1803 (9112.2004 Click-to-run), which is an Office Insider build.
Most of the commands on Recordings can be found in other areas of the ribbon. Record Slide Show is on the Slide Show tab; Apps and Quizzes is really just a shortcut to a filtered view of My Apps on the Insert tab; Screenshot, Screen Recording, Video, and Audio are all on the Insert tab; and Save as Show, Export to Video, and Publish to Stream are all on the File tab.
Feb 20 2018 06:48 PM
Feb 21 2018 12:18 PM
Thank you for the update. We have the Enterprise version on our campus as well. The tab is not even hidden and available to add to the ribbon. The administration doesn't want to use O365 for managerial reasons which I am not privy. MS should have provided an alternative function before fully removing the feature. I appreciate your input.
Feb 23 2018 07:45 AM
Thank you for the feedback. Maybe I have to create some documentation for the faculty on the procedure to create custom tabs and add the commands. Would you happen to know if a PowerShell script exists somewhere to accomplish this?
Mar 07 2018 07:36 AM
I would definitely appreciate if anyone has a solution for automating the addition of the "Recording" tab the main menus prior to imaging devices. Right now we are installing Office Click 2 Run on our school board devices but then teachers/students need to manually add the Recording tab. Hoping to have it appear for all like we could do in past with the Office Mix tab.
Mar 07 2018 09:06 AM
May 01 2018 05:29 PM