Camtasia (Windows): Error 8581 in PowerPoint

Problem

Error 8581 in PowerPoint

Solution

Some users have reported that the following have solved the issue. 

  • Unchecking the web cam in the PowerPoint Addin Recording Options.
  • Disabling a secondary monitor that was connected to the PC
  • Moving the .ppt file from the My Documents folder to the Desktop on the PC.
  • Make sure the file name of the PowerPoint document does not contain periods or other punctuation.