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PPT97: Pressing ESC Halts Slide Narration Recording

Article ID: 168741

Article Last Modified on 11/9/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168741


If you press ESC while recording a slide show narration, PowerPoint does not save the recorded sound for the slide that was active when you pressed ESC.


In PowerPoint, ESC is equivalent to canceling a function. In this case, it cancels the function of saving the sound file for the last slide in the presentation.


To retain the sound for the slide, use one of the following methods:

  • Allow the slide show to end naturally. -or-
  • Right-click anywhere on the current slide, and then click End Show. The slide show ends and the narration for the current slide is saved.

Additional query words: 97 8.0 slide show narration record escape cancel ppt97

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