Editing a PowerPoint (visual and audio) in Camtasia 8...

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I have built a PowerPoint presentation and currently have it in Camtasia.

I need to insert a slide and accompanying audio.

I don't want to have to re-record the whole presentation - just that 30 seconds or so.

Is there a way to do that?

I have Camtasia and Snagit, but am having issues finding the answer - hopefully because its a very straightforward question!
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Ian Anderson

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I'd just record the slide before the new one and the slide after. Then splice it into Camtasia.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick, kind of unrelated but about Camtasia 8: Hi, I'm trying to import a mp3 file into Camtasia but it keeps on being truncated (cut off) when I do that. I've tried converting it to wav file but doesn't work. any tips? thank you!
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Hi Anna,
Is it just a regular MP3 file?
It should import with no problem at all.
Have you tried playing the converted file to ensure the actual MP3 is not cut off?

If the MP3 in on the timeline, can you grab the end of it and drag it out to the right to expose the cut off part?

When you say converting it to a wav file doesn't work, do you mean that comes out truncated as well? Or, you can play the entire audio file but adding it to the Camtasia timeline causes the audio to be cut off on the end?

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I'm of the same thinking more or less. If you already have the recorded show in Camtasia, record the new slide / narration and then save it to this project. It will likely place it at the end of the timeline. Find the spot where to make the cut with the scissors (S key). Then move things around (drag to the right or onto another track temporarily) to make room to insert the new part where you made the cut. Once the new part is in place after "part 1", drag your "part 2" up to the right edge of the new part.

That ought to do it. :)

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