Use MS Word to record College Lectures?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dominordelingua, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. dominordelingua macrumors member

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    Like the title says...

    I've done a few tests outside of class and everytime I do a test recording I can hear the clickety-clack of my keys as I'm typing on my Alu MB. It's kind of annoying. Anyway, Is that normal for all of you when using MS Word to record?

    Is there any better method you know of to record lectures?

    Thanks
     
  2. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean per se by "recording"? Are you typing notes from the lecture or using your laptop to record audio?
     
  3. jay1097 macrumors member

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    Try changing the settings in sys.perf. for the mic. I don't hear any clicking when I listen to my class lectures (I have a white SR MB).

    @ Maxington

    With word you can record audio using the built in mic in your MB
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I find that in class the best tool is to write. Unless you're really good with LaTeX, I think you'll have hard time with math equations, chemical formulas, diagrams, etc in MS Word.
     
  5. dominordelingua thread starter macrumors member

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    True, but this is primarily for a history class, so apart from the diagrams, I HOPE I don't run into any math equations, eck! :D
     
  6. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

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    Last year I used GarageBand to record my lectures. I then exported them to my iTunes library complete with an image for the lecture when browsing with Cover Flow. It worked really well and I referred to them towards exam/assignment time. Didn't use Word so I cannot comment but GB worked well for me.
     
  7. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    The recording comes from your Mac's built-in microphone, which is positioned with the mic facing you (and your keyboard). To avoid getting your keyboard noise as you type, you'd either need to not type or use an external microphone pointed at your professor instead of the built-in one pointed at your keyboard.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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