PowerPoint not receiving sound from microphone

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susan @the clarity quotient

I recently upgraded to PPT 2007 and am running Windows XP on a new Dell
Vostro 420. In PPT, when I attempt to record narration on my slides I get the
error:

PPT is not receiving sound from the microphone. Try one of the following and
then try to set the microphone level again. *In Control Panel (Windows Start
menu, Settings submenu) double-click Multimedia. On the Audio tab, check the
Recording settings. * On the Language Bar, click on the microphone button to
turn off Office Speech Recognition.

(These seem to be instructions for Vista, not XP...??)

Anyone have any experience here? I spent an hour on the phone with Dell
troubleshooting my hardware, it is fine, as is the microphone.

I am also experiencing (for the first time since this upgrade) a problem in
Camtasia Studio. All my record narration options are grayed out. TechSmith is
pointing a finger at the Realtek soundcard installed in my new computer...

Ideas anyone? Thanks!!!
 
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raw

I'm having the same problem. Has anyone weighed in with a solution or
product that works?

Thanks much.
 
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David Marcovitz

Other than the useless help, this doesn't seem to be a PowerPoint problem.
It seems that you microphone is not being used for sound input, regardless
of the program.
--David

I'm having the same problem. Has anyone weighed in with a solution or
product that works?

Thanks much.

--
David M. Marcovitz
Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_
http://www.PowerfulPowerPoint.com/
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
Associate Professor, Loyola University Maryland
 

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