Camtasia Studio Powerpoint addin stumbles on PPT 2007 Equations

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We have Camtasia Studio 7 and installed the Powerpoint plugin. We use Powerpoints originally created in version 2003/7 including equations. On the slides with these equations, the recording will crash. a) is there a fix for Camtasia 7 to resolve this, or b) is there a tool to intermediately convert all 2003/7 equations to 2010 equations (LaTex), or c) is there a tool to intermediately convert all 2003/7 equations to images.
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wan

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,

Without knowing how you are creating your equations, or what other kind of content you are attempting to record, I feel the best place to start out is with some of your system settings.

Would you go here and see if any of these suggestions help?

http://techsmith.custhelp.com/app/ans...

Let us know if these don't solve the problem and we can go from there.

Kelly
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wan

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It did not solve the issues.

The equations were previously created with the Microsoft Equation editor in Powerpoint 2003 or 2007. We can still edit them via the interface in PPT 2010. However in PP 2010 Microsoft also included another LaTex based equation editing possibility. When I leave the original Microsoft Equation editor equations in the file, the powerpoint show will crash atb that slide. When I insert a new slide with a new equation (using the new editor) the recording continues as expected. Attached a screengrab of the slide on which the recording stumbles.
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Brad, Camtasia Studio QA

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So the crash doesn't occur if you go through the presentation without recording? I just want to make sure it's the recorder/equation combo crashing and not just the equations on their own.

Are you using the Camtasia PPT Recorder Plugin? You could try recording it with the normal Camtasia Studio recorder. It's a little bit more of a hassle but if it gets you a recording it might be an ok work-around.
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wan

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Hi Brad,

Yes the PPT runs smooth without recording using the Camtasia PPT Plugin. I use Camtasia PPT Pugin specifically because it so nicely creates the index from the slide captions. So using the regular recording is not something I would be in favor of. In addition, I am not the only one using the setup; also colleagues who have much less experience with the technicalities are being asked by me to record their lectures. if I now add this up to the hassle they might start to oppose.

I could send you a screen recording of the failure? By the way; the same failure happens with old clipart?

I would be ultimately glad if there is a solution with the Plugin.

Wan
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Brad, Camtasia Studio QA

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Hi Wan,

I'll do my best to reproduce this today. I still can't guarantee a fix right now but I'll let you know what I find out.

Brad
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Brad, Camtasia Studio QA

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On second thought, would you be willing to email me on of your PPT projects that causes the crash? You can send it to b.rush@techsmith.com
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Although this thread is now closed, there is a feature request to add equation editing capabilities to Camtasia in another thread. Be sure to visit there and comment and/or click the "Me too" link near the top of the page.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/typing-real-math-in-camtasia-studios-and-snagit

-Glenn

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