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"How to do a voiceover on a PowerPoint presentation? I want to record my voice in the background for a PowerPoint presentation for my class, but I don't know how to do it!"

As I stumbled upon this recently posted question on Quora, I realized that so many people find it hard to record voiceovers on PowerPoint. There are times when we wish to record our presentations with a voiceover to explain the topic in a better way. The good news is that there is an inbuilt voiceover feature in PowerPoint for this. Here, I will let you know how to do a voiceover on PowerPoint like a pro.

Part 1: How to do a Voiceover on PowerPoint like a Pro?

If you are using Microsoft PowerPoint on your system, then you can use its inbuilt narration option to record the slideshow. While recording it, users can also add their voiceovers on PowerPoint via the connected microphone. Therefore, if you also want to learn how to record video on PowerPoint for any presentation, then follow this basic drill:

Step 1: Check the microphone input on your system

Before you start recording voiceover on PowerPoint, make sure that you have connected an active microphone to your computer. If you want, you can also use the inbuilt mic of your system for this. Just go to its Settings > Sound > Input and select the connected microphone as a default input.

check mic input pc

Step 2: Open the PowerPoint document to record voiceovers

Great! Now, you can just launch the PowerPoint application on your system and go to its Menu > File > Open to load any PPT document. You can also start working on a new PowerPoint document from here.

start ppt project

Step 3: Choose to record the PowerPoint slideshow

Once you are done working on your PowerPoint slideshow, you can rehearse it before the actual recording. Whenever you want to learn how to do a voiceover on PowerPoint, go to its Toolbar > Slideshow panel and click on "Record Slideshow". You can choose to record the slideshow from the first or the current slide.

record ppt slideshow

Step 4: Start recording your PowerPoint slideshow with voiceovers

This would display a dedicated window with numerous narrative features. At first, just click on the volume icon from the top to make sure the respective microphone has been selected.

start recording voiceover

At the bottom of the interface, you can access a highlighting tool for the recording. Adjacent to the pen tool, there is a mic icon that you can use to mute or unmute the voiceover input.

mute unmute voiceover

That's it! After checking all the options, you can click on the "Record" button from the top-left panel of the interface. This will start a countdown before recording the narration of the document. Right adjacent to the Record button, you can find an option to Stop the narration or Replay it.

click record to countdown

Step 5: Check the recorded voiceover for your slideshow

After you exit from the narration screen, PowerPoint will automatically save the voiceover. You can just click on the volume icon from the bottom panel of the slide to listen to the recorded voiceover for it.

adjust volume slideshow

Note: How to Record Audio on PowerPoint

Apart from recording voiceovers for PowerPoint, you can also directly add an audio file on any slide. To do this, you can just select the respective slide and go to the application's toolbar > Insert > Audio. From here, you can choose to load any audio file from your system or record anything.

record audio on powerpoint

If you choose to record audio, then PowerPoint will display the following pop-up. This will be a basic recorder that would let you record your voice that will be added to the selected slide.

record sound to selected slide

Part 2: How to Create Stunning Video Presentations with Voiceovers?

By now, you can see that learning how to do a voiceover on PowerPoint can be pretty easy. Nevertheless, if you want to create a video presentation, then PowerPoint would not meet your requirements. In this case, I would recommend using Wondershare Filmii, which is a resourceful DIY video creator and editor.

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  • There are several professionally designed AI-powered templates in Filmii that you can load to create stunning video presentations.
  • It is a powerful video editor that includes all kinds of editing options like trim, crop, rotate, flip, merge, and more.
  • You can access its inbuilt stock of music or can directly load any soundtrack from your computer.
  • There is a dedicated option to add voiceovers to your video presentations with several audio effects.
  • Wondershare Filmii offers various other advanced options like speed control, color grading, pan-and-zoom, scene detection, and more.

Here are some simple steps that you can also take to create impressive video presentations with Wondershare Filmii:

Step 1: Import the media files on Filmii or use an existing template

At first, just launch Wondershare Filmii on your system and start working on a new project. If you are working from scratch, then you can click on the "Import" button to load media files from your system.

3 import advanced editing

Besides that, you can also check tons of templates in Filmii and can access its Auto Create feature to save time. You can also get a preview of any template from here before working on it.

filmii interface navigation

In case you have selected a template, then you can simply import all kinds of media files from your system. After that, click on the "Auto Create" button and let the application automatically come up with a video presentation instantly.

import media auto create filmii

Step 2: Edit your video presentation in Filmii

After loading your files on Filmii (or automatically creating a video), you can further access the inbuilt editing tools. For instance, with its available options, you can trim or split your media files to meet your requirements.

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You can also find tons of transitions, captions, sounds, filters, and other effects in Filmii. Just drag and drop any video effect to the timeline and make the needed edits.

add transition in filmii

Step 3: Record voiceover for the video and add audio effects

If you want to record voiceovers for the video, then click on the microphone icon from the top-right corner of the toolbar. This will list dedicated options, letting you start recording your voiceover.

record voiceover in filmii

Furthermore, if you have added audio to your project, then you can simply double-click its component from the timeline. This will display options to control its speed, apply fade in/out, denoise the audio, and use other audio effects.

custom audio speed

Step 4: Export your video presentation from Filmii

If you are done editing your video presentation, then just click on the "Export" button. Wondershare Filmii will now let you save your video to any location on your system in the selected format and resolution.

filmii export window

As you can see, anyone can learn how to record audio on PowerPoint easily. Apart from adding any audio file to your presentation, you can also learn how to record voice on PowerPoint. Though, if you want to make interesting video presentations, then consider using a dedicated tool like Wondershare Filmii. A user-friendly and professional video maker and editor, it will let you come up with stunning video presentations with voiceovers in no time.