How do I record my voice with PowerPoint (Windows) Export to MP4 Feature?

How do I record my voice with PowerPoint (Windows) Export to MP4 Feature?

I have a current version of Windows PowerPoint and see how to select

Use Timing and Narrations

 Create Video

But do not get any prompting after that.

When do I start speaking?

And where is the highlighter I was reading about?

All I get when I create the MP$ is "Trial"..."Trial"..."Trial"...

This is a licensed copy, obviously. What gives??

Thanks.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Echo_SCommented:
You won't get prompted after you choose that.

Here's the process.

Open a new file in PPT.
Turn on the Recording tab if it's not already on
   File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
   Look in the command well on the right (under Customize the Ribbon) and tick the box next to Recording

Create your presentation visuals. Maybe type your notes in the notes area if you need to.

When you're ready to record, on the Recording tab, click Record Slide Show.
You'll be in Presenter View with your webcam turned on if you want to record your talking head also. You can turn this off if you want.

Record your presentation, then click Export to Video. Select the option that says use recorded timings and narrations. Then click Create Video.

You can do this all separately by setting transition times on the slides and recording narration on individual slides. Then you'd click File > Export > Create Video and select "use narrations and timings" the same way.

Here's an article that might help also: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/record-presentations-in-powerpoint-2016-c172c4ac-b93b-4043-b575-41cb010e6a6c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

You may not have all the options (for example, I don't have apps and quizzes right now), but you should be able to do the basic recording and stuff.
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Echo_SCommented:
You can also use the screen recording option on the Recording tab to record an area of your screen. If you use this to record the whole screen, you might have difficulty turning it off. I know I do! The shortcuts mentioned here don't actually work when you don't have a Windows key (like when you have a Mac keyboard because you're running Windows on Parallels. Slide your cursor to the top of the screen to get the recording toolbar to reappear.)

I prefer the Record button when recording the whole screen. But either way will work.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help. But it still adds the audio  "Trial"..."Trial"..."Trial"

I changed the setting as you said...

Recording
Am I exporting incorrectly?

Are these set correctly?

Slide Show
And how about these settings?

Settings
And, how do I get a pointer to show up?
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Echo_SCommented:
It's adding "trial" to your voice recording? That's really weird. Like a watermark? You have activated your subscription version of Microsoft Office 365, right?

Your settings seem to be fine otherwise.
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Echo_SCommented:
If you need to record your pointer, make sure to use the select area option instead of the record screen. You might also be able to use control+A or right click and choose enable arrow when you're in slide show view to see the pointer. I'm not at my computer right now so I can't test it, sorry.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I clicked on the speaker icon and saw "Media not found."

Duh! I am running on Windows, via Parallels. So, I will open a new question to try and get that active.
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Echo_SCommented:
Yeah, but you should still get a real recording and not a "media not found" error. I'm running on Windows via Parallels here, and it works fine. Parallels is set up to use the mic and speakers on the Mac side. You do have shared folders, right? Try saving the presentation into a shared folder. I don't know if that will make a difference, but it's worth a try.

I wanted to be clear that you should choose Select Area if you need to record your screen in editing view. Use Record Slide Show to record an actual slide show. You can use Select Area and select the entire screen to record a slide show also, but Record Slide Show is generally easier.
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