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Support for Adobe Presenter is now handled by the Instructional Design Center, and can be found here.  

Adobe Presenter 9 is a plug-in for Microsoft Powerpoint that allows you to add audio to your presentation and publish it as a movie. Faculty may publish the movies to our Adobe Connect "Breeze" server. Links to the presentations can then be placed into Blackboard or provided directly to students.

Please note:This is a significantly large application (about twice the size of Photoshop). Please be sure you need this application before beginning the installation process. There are also alternate ways of recording Powerpoint and the IDC may be able to point you in the right direction.  

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This plug-in is compatible with Office 2010/2013 and Windows 64 bit operating systems. The program is not compatible with the Macintosh operating system.

Alt. Recording Method for MAC 

Installation Instructions

Please Note: when you download the installer please copy the license code (located just below the link to the installer) so you can easily paste it during installation. If you have problems installing please call the Helpdesk at (907) 796-6400. Adobe Presenter is installed as a plug-in to PowerPoint and is used through the PowerPoint menu. To start using Presenter open powerpoint and look for the Presenter tab. 

Video: How to Install Presenter

To download and install the program please sign in here:  You can use your regular UAS username and password.

  • 1 After logging in, click on the "Open" link under the "Getting Started" section.

  • 2 Click on the "Install Adobe Presenter" link in Step 1. Please Note:: This is a 2.3Gb file. If you are on campus with a wired connection you should be OK. For home users unless you pay for premium speeds this download may be unrealistic.

  • 3 Also please note the installation process requires that you setup an Adobe ID. There is no cost associated with this process however they do collect your email address and other information.

Create Presentation

A Getting Started Presentation is installed when you install the plug-in. Follow the instructions to create your presentation. The instructions are for Office 2007, so the screenshots will differ if you are using Office 2010 or 2013. The steps are still the same.

If you are working from a University Computer, you can access the "Getting Started" at C:\Program Files\Adobe\Presenter 9\Getting_Started_with_Adobe_Presenter.ppt

Overview of steps

  1. Open or create your PowerPoint Presentation. Create all the slides you will need, the audio recording should be done after the slides are finished.
  2. Now its time to record audio. This will require headphones and a microphone, which you will have to provide. Choose Record from the Adobe Presenter menu. This will bring up a microphone test. Click OK when it lights up green. Click the Record button to record voiceover for individual slides. Click the Stop Recording button to end voiceover. Click the Play button to hear what you have recorded. Click the Next button to go to the next slide.
  3. If the “Record/Play only this slide” checkbox is selected, then only one slide can be recorded at a time. This is great for recording a small section, or replacing a previous sound clip. On the other hand, the entire presentation can be recorded in a series of steps much faster if this checkbox is unselected. The “View Script” checkbox allows you to write a script for each slide.

    Record Audio
  4. You can also record video clips, or insert Flash files into the presentation. See the Help system in Presenter to use these advanced topics.

For Faculty: Publishing to the Adobe Connect Server

From the Adobe Presenter menu, select Preferences. The image is from Office 2007, but Preferences are easy to find in the Presenter menu in Office 2003.


From the Servers tab, select the Add option.  The name is your choice. UAS Adobe Connect Server is used as an example, and the URL is


There are only a few, short steps to publish to the server.  Here is a short video with Office 2003 showing the process after you click on Publish in the Adobe Presenter menu in PowerPoint. 

Click on the Publish button on the Adobe Presenter toolbar.


Select the Adobe Connect Pro tab on the left.  Make sure that the Server selection is correct.  If everything looks right, click the Publish button at the bottom.  This will connect you into the UAS Adobe Connect server, which will ask you to log in using your UAS username and password. 

Server Tab

The next page asks where on the server you would like to save your presentation.  You just need to click the Publish to This Folder button. 


The next page asks for information about your presentation.  Give it a title and a short summary, and click the Next button. 


This next step is very important. The next page shows the button to Customize your presentation.  This is a required step.  Click the button, and on the following page you will be asked if you want to Allow public viewing.  You must click yes, or no one else will be able to see your presentation.  From here, click Next and your presentation will be available on the Adobe Presenter server for people to see. 

Customize  Public Viewing

In order to see the presentation users must be given the URL that shows up on the next page.  This link can always be seen by returning to the server at The link can be placed on any web page or included in an e-mail.



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