First the problem…camtasia-powerpoint-trick

If you are recording on PowerPoint using Camtasia addin and you want to switch back and forth between an application on your desktop and PowerPoint you would first need to stop your PowerPoint recording. Now, it can be a real pain if you have to do this multiple times.


While recording in Camtasia, I prefer not to use the built-in PowerPoint Camtasia add-in but a simple PowerPoint trick so that I can seamlessly switch between my PowerPoint and the application I want to demo.

So here is what I do –

  1. Under Powerpoint, go to Slide Show > Set Up Slide Show
  2. Under Show type radio button group, I would choose “Browsed by an individual (window)”
  3. Go into slideshow mode and resize  PowerPoint window the way I would normally do with any other window present on your desktop. I also use this nifty lil tool called Sizer to resize my applications automatically

All Set!

PS: In case you are looking for more such tips and tricks on Camtasia, check this Camtasia course from my Camtasia guru Lon Naylor. I have attended his courses and webinars and he is a guy who always over-delivers.

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