How do I get PP slides to slide through camtasia without me having to click on each slide? http://www.screencast.com/t/nDhlJIXr

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How to insert pp slides in camtasia without me having to click the slides:  For example,  http://www.screencast.com/t/nDhlJIXr
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If your PPT slides are static and have no animations, you can save the PPT as individual images (File > Save As) and import them into Camtasia. You can then insert them into the timeline and control the duration and transitions.
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As I think about it too, if the reason you don't want to click is because of the sound it makes, you have some other options.
You can use the arrow key on your keyboard (but you could also end up with sounds then too) or you can use the Advanced option under Enable noise removal on the Audio tab to remove the clicks.
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Thanks for such a quick answer:)   This is a great forum.  I tried saving the pp slides but they wouldn't save the images.  I'm new at pp also.  They were saving as the same images over and over.  So how do I same images in PP and then interject them into pp?  I hit the obvious save button and saved them into my project folder, but they weren't there when I looked. 
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I have 2007. If you have a different version, I would recommend Googling for that specific versions instructions.
File > Save As. In the Save as type drop-down, select your desired image format (gif, png, jpeg). It will give you the option to save the current slide or every slide. Select every slide. 
You import it into Camtasia in the same manner you do all of your media - the Import Media button. 
I hope that helps.
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Thank you.  I have 2010 version.  I will learn how to use that as well.  But I'm proud of my very first 30 second video:)  
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Camtasia is really fun and can open up many new doors for new opportunities.
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They are static slides.
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Shalisha,

I recall when Steve Jobs was alive, he was the KING of presentations. He had a knack for keeping folks on the edge of their seat when he was speaking. How did he manage that?

One thing that you will find that turns an audience off is when you have a PPT that you are essentially reading word for word what is on the slide.

So here is a suggestion. Remove most or all of the text on the slides and replace it with simple themed images or perhaps even a single word or two. (I noticed Jobs often did that)

Here's a link to a YouTube video that you might find helpful.

http://youtu.be/2-ntLGOyHw4

If your concern is hearing the mouse or keyboard clicks, you might consider just recording your voice only and use a teleprompter app to provide the moving text. Then later, you could lay the audio track into Camtasia, Then add the inspiring images that would convey the mood of what you are talking about.

Here is a link to some free teleprompter software:
http://telekast.sourceforge.net/

Hopefully this feedback is helpful! Rick :)
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Hi. Thanks for your response.  I've been an affiliate marketer for a while now, and I've learned from the "gurus" that people prefer to read along.  Anyway, my question has not been answered.  How do I save my pp slides and then insert them into my timeline so I don't have to click to go to each slide as you can hear it during the presentation.  
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Interesting bit about what the "gurus" say. LOL (for me, a "guru" simply means "Greater Understanding than the Rest of Us". ;)

If it were me, I'd be using a screen capture tool. SnagIt rocks for that. Just present the PPT, then capture using SnagIt.

If you don't have SnagIt and you are using Windows 7, there is a built in "Snipping Tool" (just click the Start button and type "Snip" and it should pop up. You can then save the image out.

Cheers... Rick :)
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And even if you just capture PPT using Camtasia, you are able to click File > Produce special > Export frame as...

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In other words Rick, you don't know.  You keep giving me solutions other than what I'm specifically looking for.  
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Hi,
if I understood good, the problem is clicking for each slide? Why not using forwarding (do not know english words, so I am attaching a picture).

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Hi natasa.  Thanks, but I'm not sure what you mean.  You use power point don't you?  So if you wanted to save 3 of your slides, tell me how you would save them, and then tell me how you would insert them on the camtasia timeline as if it was just another media image.  
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Hey, at least I'm trying!

See if this video helps with the PPT saving...

.http://www.screencast.com/t/ZRjAY2McW
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And in anticipation of the next question, I have another video coming very soon showing how to take these images and add them to Camtasia.

Stand by...
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Hi.  Yes, your video helped tremendously.  I think the problem was that my pics were being saved in some other format.  Yours are saved as png   
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Yeah, I'm a big ole PNG fanboy! To me it offers the best of all worlds. Transparency, Alpha channel, small file size. ;)
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Do you  get a choice on how to save it in PP?  
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Hi Shalisha,

You've received lots of great and quick help here from our friends in this user community.

Overall, once you have images saved of your slides, you simply import them into the Camtasia Studio clip bin, drag them to the timeline, then produce the video to make your movie.

However, it seems like you are still not getting your question answered by these suggestions.
Perhaps you can rephrase your question it in a way that better tells us what you are trying to accomplish?

Kelly
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You hit it on the head!  I phrased the question very clearly.  My problem is, when I save my pp slides to my computer, they are not appearing.  So I had 8 different slides yesterday.  I saved each one with different names to my computer so that when it was time to import them to camtasia, I'd have them.  But each slide was saved as the same picture. 
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I'm guessing the videos didn't help you solve it? :(
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Hi, Rick, and I thought I am almost a professional regarding PP :-)
Great video (the first one - the second too, of course). Never thought about this solution. I will use it from now on! Thanks!
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Thanks for the kind comments. The videos are horribly unpolished. I was just set up in my living room hanging out. And I'm awaiting a replacement for my Logitech headset mic. ($50 headset and less than 2 months use and the mic dies!)
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They are excellent and informative.  How about this:  How do you create characters and write like these videos do?   In other words, how do I get pictures like that  on my videos?  http://textyourexback.com/get-your-ex-boyfriend-or-husband-back/
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Ahhh the good ole whiteboard animation videos!

The REALLY expensive way is using an artist and time lapse photos.
A better and less expensive way is to use VideoScribe.com. (Yearly or monthly subscription service) http://www.videoscribe.com
Even better is using something like EasySketch Pro ( http://www.easysketchpro.com )

Cheers... Rick :)
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thanks rick.  i want to learn it myself.  which would be better, videoscribe or easysketch?  I'm not an artist by the way:) lol  
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I'm looking at easy sketch... i like it.
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Rick.  Have you used easysketch?
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I bought the Easy sketch when I read about what Rick wrote about that some time ago. It is not expensive and for my use is good enough. Here is one of my excerises, made with that program:
http://uciteljska.net/Projekti/GlasWe...
Since you do not know my language you will be not able to go further, but there are several instruments represented with that program.
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I'M SOLD!  I'm buying it.  Rick, I hope that was your affiliate link so you can get the commission:)  
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LOL, nope. No affiliate links for me. Just a fan and happy to help others find it if it's useful!

Best of luck to you!
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Rick, I'm going to buy easy sketchpro.  My question to you is can I use it with camtasia, or is it it's own video software?  
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I totally appreciate it.  I'm buying it.  But I sent you a question, perhaps you can enlighten me.
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Well, it outputs a video. And you can typically use pretty much any video in Camtasia. And even if for whatever reason the video doesn't work in Camtasia, all hope is not lost. You just set things up so Camtasia records your screen and you play the video to record it!

I've used this software and I do like it. But like anything, it can be overused. The key is knowing what you have available and where it will work best. ;)

One thing to note about Easy Sketch is that in order to use it, you have to have an internet connection running. I had the insane urge to climb inside a pressurized tin can and be blasted across the country last year and tried to fire it up while on the plane. :(

Cheers... Rick :)
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Okay.  Thanks so much.
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Hi,
Okay, so you have seen here how others have saved their slides from PowerPoint for use in Camtasia Studio.
I'm not sure what could have happened to mess your images up before when you saved them.

Perhaps if it happens again, restart your computer or save the images to a different folder to see if that fixes the problem.

If it doesn't, you might have to go to the Microsoft Windows technical support forum to see what is going on with your Operating System.

Thanks for using Camtasia Studio and good luck with your projects!

Kelly
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Thanks Kelly.  I think that is the problem. 

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