In Camtasia 9 is it possible to record all of my audio first, and then drop in my power-point slides? If so, how please?

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In Camtasia 9 is it possible to record all of my audio first, and then drop in my power-point slides? If so, what button do I click to record audio only?
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Samarn Sumrith

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You can't record audio only in camtasia recorder. but you can record audio and audio in the same time. you can extract audio from .trec file to .wav file. In media bin, click right mouse button over .trec file and choose extract....

or you can export audio only from timeline.
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Audio and audio? I'm sorry, I'm new, I don't understand that.
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Thank you! So I'm going to record audio and video, and then delete the video, and then I can insert PowerPoint slides into the audio?
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yes, you can record screen with video and audio. then import it to timeline and right mouse click on track and choose separate video and audio. then delete video on the timeline and leave audio only on the timeline.
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at this time, you can import you powerpoint clip to timeline and edit for synchronize audio and powerpoint slide.
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Thank you very much Samarn!
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Samarn Sumrith

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you 're welcome.
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You could approach it this way:

1)  Create an annotation object on the timeline - a simple rectangle, for instance.
2)  Set the duration of that object to longer than you think you want to record for.
3)  Add narration.
4)  Add the PPT slides as needed.
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Great idea! Thank you for the help!
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The Voice Narration button in the Tools panel is for recording audio only. If you don't see it then you may need to select the More button at the bottom of the Tools Panel. You can do this before or after adding your PowerPoint slides. I prefer to do it after as the PowerPoint Slides will play on the canvas so helps with your timing.

You'll need to connect a microphone. FYI: I had to connect my microphone and then open Camtasia, as it wasn't in the drop down list if I connected the microphone after Camtasia was open.

You can type in your script if required. Camtasia 9 produces an .m4a file. 
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I use Camtasia Version 8, and I'm not familiar with all of the changes in Version 9, but you can record audio only, using the Narration feature in Camtasia. I create my videos this way. Once the audio has been created and edited, you can then do all the screen recordings/Powerpoint recordings, to match the audio track. Camtasia creates WAV files for the audio.
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I have a different workflow.   I record the audio with a separate program and take the powerpoints and show them in a window of the 1280x720.   I use the Camtasia Record button to record the system audio and this screen window.  I play the audio in my favorite player, VLC. Note,  any external player can be used.  Cam Recorder started,  play button on audio player  pressed then I advance slides real time as the audio is playing.  I end up with a trec file that I can edit and enhance in Camtasia.  If my timing is off,  I use Snaggit to grab a Jpg of the specific powerpoint which I can insert in the track ABOVE the main trec track so that it covers the poorly timed switch.    Hope this helps.