Help w/ Power Point Page Setup

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Hi!

I am a newbie using (1) Camtasia Studio 8.6.0, (2) Power Point 2010 (w/ Camtasia add-on), and Audacity 2.1.2. These tools run under Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, Service Pack 1.

To create a YT video using PP, what should the PP page setup be?

I believe the aspect ratio s/b 16:9 and the orientation s/b landscape. Right?

What about the width and the height (both in inches)?

Thank you!

Dr. T


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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Hearing the words "Page Setup" makes me think that you are somehow looking at some settings for Print? And if so, I don't believe any of that will matter if what you are doing is preparing to record the screen. 

As far as I'm aware, all you really need to care about is the aspect ratio. And likely you want the 16X9 setup for that. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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I don't remember what PowerPoint 2010 default output size was.

Today the newer versions the default 16:9 slide output size is 1280px X 720px which is fine for Youtube but
1920 X 1080 would be better.

So what ever size you want to work with those two size work out in inches to:

1280 X 720 = 13.33in X 7.5in
1920 X 1080 = 20in X 11.25in

Make sure to set your slide First before adding any content such as images.
If you change the slide size after the fact your image could become skewed and deformed.

Dubie

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I do the same thing as Dubie mentioned... those numbers in inches translate well into those pixel dimensions.
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Hmmm, I've always thought there was no correlation whatsoever in page size VS displayed presentation size when it comes to presentation mode.  Moments ago I configured a small page size in PPT. (I'm using the latest - Office 365) I added an image and went into display mode. But I saw no difference in the presentation.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Dear Rick and Dubie,

Thank you for your replies.

Rick, I am not printing the PP presentation; I am using it for a YouTube video.

In addition to the aspect ratio (I'm using 16:9) and the resolution (I'm using 1920 x 1080 aka 1080p), I have to set up the slide size.

Dubie, I'll use 20 x 11-1/4,

Dr. T


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While I don't have anywhere near the experience with Camtasia as most of this community, I have produced numerous PPt videos for YouTube.
If you just want to record the PPt presentation (i.e., you do not need any screen capture footage and you do not have any other video assets or clips in the project), you should probably just convert your presentation into video directly in PPt.  All of the PPT options for transitions, animations, and audio/narration work perfectly when the conversion is done in PPt, but it becomes much more complicated making them look and behave the same way after importing your PPt into Camtasia and then publishing that project to video.
Per your original question, widescreen or 16:9 ratio (default in 2016 and 365) does look better in YouTube. But as others commented above, I don't think actual size in inches makes any difference when converting to video or publishing to the web. No matter what settings you use, the video output will probably be compressed by PPt and then further by YouTube, anyway.
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