4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2008 1:10 PM by KCWebPlaza

    Sizing a PowerPoint Recording

    Chaplain Doug
      I want to recording an application (PowerPoint slideshow) recording my audio as I go slide by slide. I want the show to fit within a 705,529 area WITHOUT clipping off any of the PowerPoint slide. Thus I want the slides to show completely within the 705x529. How do I do this?

      I must say that this is an awefully difficult product to use.....
        • 1. Re: Sizing a PowerPoint Recording
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Welcome to our community, Dr. Pruiett

          Yes, PowerPoint normally likes to take over all the screen. But one approach you may take is to tell it you really want to play it back in a window. I think there is a Slide Show menu that has a "Set Up Show" option. You choose that and you are able to cause PP to play back in a window that you may resize as desired.

          Have you tried that?

          Sincerely... Rick
          • 2. Re: Sizing a PowerPoint Recording
            Chaplain Doug Level 1
            Is there a way for me to capture it in full screen and then have Captivate shrink it down to my desire size?
            • 3. Re: Sizing a PowerPoint Recording
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again

              That's certainly among the possibilities here. To do that, you click Project > Resize project and make it smaller.

              However, as with most things in this realm, a trade off is involved. The quality of the movie will deteriorate somewhat. To what degree depends on a couple of factors.

              * How much you are resizing
              * What your own tolerance level is for acceptable quality

              Hopefully that helps... Rick
              • 4. Re: Sizing a PowerPoint Recording
                KCWebPlaza Level 1
                My suggestion would be to create a blank Captivate movie 705,529, and then using Captivate's import PowerPoint feature. You'll end up with a movie at the exact size you want. The new Captivate movie will bea series of slides - 1 for each of your PowerPoint slides. You can then use Captivate's audio recording features to add audio to each slide. This way you don't have to get the who audio presentation 100% correct - you can do it a slide at a time and re-record/edit at your own pace.