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Export to Video with audio narrations included

This seems to be something thats been voted upon, and had been "completed". However, there is not a hint of the narration in the exported video. Please add!!

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for voting this request! If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you may now export your presentation to a video with a playback of the narration audio! Please upgrade to version 16.19(181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

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      • Barry Burkett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a huge limitation in the program. I have a lot of workarounds, but this would be extremely helpful.

      • annoyed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        lack of this feature is just another reason to not upgrade. it's really hard to imagine that you can't do this. I purchased a screen recorder. Good news is my videos are actually of high quality which was not the case with the earlier 2011 export to .mov version (had audio)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I recorded a presentation with narration and have no option to export it as a video file! This is incredibly frustrating! I am without options.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add back the export to movie function – it was in PowerPoint 2011 and is in 360 – it is not right that it isn't in 2016. It is necessary for me to have.

      • Dale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hit this road block of audio not included in the video exported from PowerPoint this past week so I opened the PowerPoint file (that included the audio) into Keynote (Apple) and exported the video out WITH audio with no issues at all. Just wanted to add that as a solution.

      • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same as some other folks here. The embedded audio plays back in the slideshow mode. So I assumed it will export too. Please add this feature ASAP.

      • SC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need export to video feature in Mac Office as a basic, crucial feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still waiting for this feature. Please make it easy to record audio over powerpoint and create video file.

      • JM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is ridiculous that full functionality has not been included in the Mac version and this has been under discussion for over a year!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is absolutely a must that narration/audio gets exported along with the presentation when making a video and increadibly disappointing that it doesn't do this already.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's just astonishing how such an important feature is still missing on the Mac version!!! What's even more astonishing is the checkbox that says "Use Recorded Timings *and Narrations*" in the Export menu. I really hope to see this in the next update.

      • Tash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add export to video with voice narrations and timings intact to PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. This is a crucial feature and I have just wasted an entire day recording my presentations, not knowing that I am not able to then export it to video. Is it disgraceful that this function does not exist.

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