Camtasia (Mac): Cannot Import PowerPoint File

Problem

When attempting to import a PowerPoint file, the error below is displayed:

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"An error occurred in Microsoft Powerpoint. Camtasia 2019 can't import the slides from ...pptx."

Solution

This is a known issue that we hope to fix in a future release. As a workaround, export the slides out of PowerPoint as images:

  1. In PowerPoint, click File > Export.

  2. On the File Format menu, select the picture format, such as JPEG or PNG.

  3. Select Save Every Slide.

  4. Import the images into Camtasia.