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    PowerPoint 2013: Record inking during slide show

    Hi, everyone. At my work, we have Office 2013 Professional Plus installed.

    On some computers, I can choose Record Slide Show > Record From beginning, and the dialog box offers to capture Narrations, ink and laser pointer

    On other computers, I only get the offer to capture Narrations and Laser Pointer (no ink)

    I cannot find anything in the Options that would toggle this feature on and off. I want to be able to capture the live inking (writing on the screen) during narration/recording.

    Any ideas?

    Not sure why it would matter, but the computers where the Ink option DOES appear are running Windows 8.1; the ones where the inking does NOT appear are running Windows 7. I know this feature was available as far back as PowerPoint 2007, so I have difficulty believing this is an operating system issue.

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    Posting an answer in case others are looking for this. Finally figured out the correct Google question to come up with an answer...

    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...s=en-001&ad=US

    Apparently the functionality is linked to an update, which is currently suspended. Some computers have been updated while others have not.
    Last edited by 13ILGal; 2015-02-13 at 23:58.

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    Just for info. the required update (KB2920732) has been withdrawn because it totally killed PowerPoint in the RT version! Since this is obviously a serious problem my guess is it will soon be fixed.

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    Today, I updated my copy of Office (University) at home (which did NOT have the inking functionality) and now I have it. Not sure why, but I'm happy!

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    The suspended update (which broke RT versions) has now been fixed and reissued.

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