Record audio notes

Use your computer's built-in microphone to record audio while you take notes. In notebook layout view, Word keeps track of what you type while you record so that you have audio context for your notes. To play back the part of the recording that's associated with the note, click the audio icon Audio Note for a note.

Do any of the following:

ShowRecord audio notes

  1. On the View menu, click Notebook Layout.
  2. On the Audio Notes tab, under Input Settings, move the Input Volume slider to the setting that you want.

Notebook Layout View, Audio Notes tab, Input Settings group

  1. On the Audio Notes tab, under Record Audio, click Record.

Notebook Layout View, Audio Notes tab, Record Audio group

  1. When you finish recording, click Stop.

 Tip   

  • You can start and stop recording as many times as you want. New audio is appended to the existing recording.
  • You can click in different locations in your notebook and record audio there. To see where you've recorded audio in your notebook, on the Audio Notes tab, under Advanced, click Show. Recorded audio is marked by the Audio Note icon.

ShowPlay back audio notes

  1. On the View menu, click Notebook Layout.
  2. On the Audio Notes tab, under Audio Playback, click Play.

Notebook Layout View, Audio Notes tab, Audio Playback group

 Note   To change the frequency at which the recording is played, move the Rate slider to the setting that you want.

ShowExport recorded audio as a stand-alone sound file

  1. On the View menu, click Notebook Layout.
  2. On the Audio Notes tab, under Advanced, click Export.

Notebook Layout View, Audio Notes tab, Advanced group

  1. Type a file name, choose the location where you want to save the audio file, and then click Save.

ShowSet recording and playback options

  1. On the View menu, click Notebook Layout.
  2. On the Audio Notes tab, under Advanced, click More.

Notebook Layout View, Audio Notes tab, Advanced group

  1. Under Note Recording or Note Playback, make any changes that you want.

See also

About notebook layout view

Customize notebook layout view

Views in Word

 
 
Applies to:
Word for Mac 2011