Posted by: Yosef B. | January 13, 2016

How to Capture your Screen & Audio with PowerPoint 2016


I’ve had the new Office 2016 installed for a few months now but haven’t had much time to really dig into the new features. One that I do want to highlight that I came across recently is a new PowerPoint 2016 feature that allows you to do a screen & audio capture and embed the resulting video directly in a PowerPoint document.

Not only that, simply right-click on the embedded video in PowerPoint & select “Save Media as…” to save the video as an MP4 file which you can reuse or upload anywhere!

The video capture is very basic but works well – options include:

  • Show or hide your mouse while recording
  • Mute or unmute your microphone
  • Select a specific screen area to capture (you must choose an area to begin recording, simply highlight the entire screen to capture everything)

I have not tested capturing game play with this, but I did test it capturing another video that was playing on the screen & I didn’t have any issues doing so.

To access the screen capture, open PowerPoint, open an existing document or create a new one, select Screen Recording in the Media section on the Insert tab along the Ribbon.

I love the fact that I don’t need to have a separate application to do this anymore & that it’s so simple – you don’t need to specify screen resolution, file location, or anything to simply & quickly capture a video. This will make creating tutorials much easier!

Enjoy!
~Yosef

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