How can I Change the PowerPoint Slide but Keep the Audio in Camtasia 7?

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While I wait to find out how to install Camtasia 8 on WIn7 (haven't found a place to download it from--I have a key for version 9 but only a 32-bit Win7 system), I have a recording of a PowerPoint presentation. One of the slides in the middle of the presentation. I want to replace that one slide but keep the audio. I saw an answer that applies to version 8 but I don't quite understand what it is saying to do:
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Are you using version 8?
If so, this is what I would do:

1. In PowerPoint, save that PPT slide as an image.
2. Import it into the Camtasia Studio clip bin.
3. Drag the image to the track over top of the current PPT slide. Since this new track is placed OVER top of the one in the video, it will show in the canvas.
4. Drag to change the image duration to match that of the slide in the video.
5. If desired, group the video and image so they don't get out of synch.

With this method no cutting or splitting is required.
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I don't understand what it means to drag the image over the track. Does this mean start a new video track and put the new slide vertically above the old one? Or, would it be easier in Camtasia 7 to split the presentation, delete the audio and video, record the one one slide from within the same project, and insert it between the two pieces of the existing presentation? Thanks.

Ken
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For starters, you can download Camtasia 8 here.It's much nicer than Camtasia 7.
https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions

You can place "Or Drag" the image in question from the media bin to a track directly above the one you want to replace on the timeline.Camtasia 8 has about 100 timeline tracks available to you.They will appear as you drag media above an existing track that has no track above it.The uppermost track appears in the canvas area.Therefor, if you place the tile you want to replace on the track above the one you want to replace.It hides that tile from view.

Camtasia 8 takes some learning, but it blows 7 away in it's capability's and I recommend the upgrade.

Regards,Joe

 
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As to the second part of your question, I almost forgot that part. It might be quicker for you to make the correction in Camtasia 7 because you know Cam 7 so well.
However,sometimes it's better to rip off the band-aid and step up to more functionality. Cam 7 is functional but antiquated.
Once you get the hang of multiple tracks your be glad you went there. Your computer will die one day and your be ready to use your Camtasia 9 key, yet Cam 10 or 11 might already be out. So I say why wait,technology keeps moving and catching up only gets harder with time.

Regards,Joe