Insert Screen Recording using PowerPoint

Often presentations don’t include just slides. There is some demo of some other software associated with it. How to capture the demo also as a part of the presentation? That required third-party products till now. But now, PowerPoint 2013 includes Screen Recording as a feature. Here is how to use it.

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Session recording for Microsoft Office Specialists national finals


MOS is a certification of Office skills. There is a World Championship for it. The finals for India were conducted on 23rd May in New Delhi. 150 finalists attended. 6 of them won the contest and will represent India in the global championship. I spoke at the event as a guest speaker. Competing students, parents, educators and media attended the session. I spoke to them about the need for continued learning and breadth of knowledge. Have a look.

Download my session video (WMV format, 20 min, 24 MB).

Using Videos in PowerPoint : Part 1 – Quick Recap


Yes – I am starting with a recap. There is so much you can do with Videos in PowerPoint (2010 onwards), that it will require many articles. In this article, I will explain ALL that you can do with videos. Later we will cover specific features in-depth.
In one word you can do “EVERYTHING” with a video that you can do with a picture or a shape. That is immensely sophisticated yet very easy to do …

Photo credit: AV Hire London / Foter / CC BY

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Did you know? You can insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint?

Insert – Video – Online Video – Choose the source: YouTube, SharePoint, OneDrive (personal), Facebook, or just paste embed code from anywhere. That’s it. Sometimes the aspect ratio goes for a toss – which you have to adjust manually. You need internet connection WHILE PRESENTING. Check this before you start the presentation.


Ability to insert an online video is just a convenience. Earlier we had to insert browser object and fiddle around with its properties. That part is now eliminated. However, most of the video effects, formatting and animation DOES NOT WORK with online videos. It may appear to work on the thumbnail but when the video actually runs, it does not sustain.

Inserting a physical video file into a slide is infinitely more powerful. We will cover that separately in a series of articles. The coverage of video features is long overdue.