Adobe Captivate: Replacing PowerPoint Slides But Keeping the Audio

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The developer had imported a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation into Captivate and then added audio to each of the Filmstrip slides. In this instance, he was given a completely different presentation (the same audio was going to be used, but each slide visual was going to change).

Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

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by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. For instance, you can import audio directly to a project's background or onto a slide. Some of the objects include audio.

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. When you preview your presentation, everything plays smooth as silk until--there is a click-activated animation on slide 12.

Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

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by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. For instance, you can import audio directly to a project's background or onto a slide. Some of the objects include audio.

Adobe Captivate: Recording Narration to Multiple Slides

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by Jennie Ruby    The best practice when recording a voiceover script to narrate a series of slides is to create a separate audio recording for each slide. But when you are recording directly into your Captivate project, it can be quite tedious to open the Audio menu, choose Record to > Slide, record the slide, save the recording, close the Slide Audio dialog box, and start the process over for the next slide.

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

Stop Audio from Playing When Returning to a Slide

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Hi, all, For those who need to know how to stop audio from playing when returning to a slide, here’s an example of one way to do it. Uncategorized Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate stop audio

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Add an Audio Clip to a Quiz Question

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In this Adobe Captivate tutorial, I will show you how you can add an audio clip to a quiz question, without it interfering with slide narration or other audio clips on the slide. Video add_audio Advanced Actions stop slide audio stop triggered audio triggered

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PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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  Last week I covered how to play multiple audio tracks at the same time. That wasn't so hard, but what can get a bit complicated is playing multiple audio tracks sequentially. Select the Audio Tools Playback tab.  by AJ George.

Adobe Captivate – Click to Reveal with Multiple Audio Clips

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In this video tutorial, I show you my workflow for creating a single-slide click to reveal that contains both slide audio, as well as additional triggered audio for each state of a multi-state object.


Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

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Captivate developers have been able to add background audio to their projects since Captivate was known as RoboDemo. The process of adding background audio hasn't changed much over the years. Choose Audio > Edit > Background. by Kevin Siegel.

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PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

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  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools.

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Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter

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Using audio narration in eLearning courses has been debated from both sides – some people feel that it is an enhancement that assists the learner in completing the course, while others argue that it can be distracting. Why use Adobe Presenter for Audio Narration? By Dean Hawkinson.

PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? Insert both audio clips onto the desired slide ( Insert > Audio ).  by AJ George.

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Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Export Audio

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I received an interesting email last week from a Captivate developer asking where imported audio was physically stored on the computer. She had edited much of the audio from within Captivate and needed to share some of the edited clips with team members in her office. Once audio clips are imported into a Captivate project, they are embedded within the project and are not stored externally. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Mangement dialog box.

Tips When Working With Audio in Articulate Storyline

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Working with audio is really fun! Great narration can add context for your learner and can re-enforce the on-screen information by explaining pictures on the slide, rather than just reading the slide text aloud. […].

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Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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I had a PowerPoint developer ask to use one of the audio clips in my Captivate project in his PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, my Captivate project was pretty old, and I no longer had access to the original clip that I had imported onto one of my Captivate slides.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

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  Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint? The first track was 2 minutes long, but you trimmed it down to 15 seconds and set it to play across slides. Perhaps your plan was to play the first track when the presentation started, move to the second slide, let the track end and then have the second track start. However, even though you trimmed the first audio file down to 15 seconds, it kept playing, running into the second track.

Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

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It's not a big deal if you don't need the playbar, but what if you need to give your learners the ability to mute/unmute the audio? You need to use this variable in the project to allow the learner to control the audio when there isn't a playbar.

Adobe Captivate: Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

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This nifty article will show you how to add closed captions to slide videos instead of just to slides containing audio. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.  Do you have any advice on the use of Audio and Text captions in terms of effectiveness?    Answer:  Generally speaking, captions that exactly match the audio are NOT effective.

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

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However, the audio is not coming working. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate? . In truth, I never add the audio to PowerPoint slides while in PowerPoint. As a test, I imported mp3 audio onto a PowerPoint slide and then took the slide into Captivate.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly.

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Empower your lessons with audio and video tracks


But when the expert refers to the slide number one, you come to the horrible realization: you cannot see the slides. If you are committed to learning more, your next steps are to download the slides and do your best to match them with the video. Prepare the slides.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. You will be able to edit the audio clip by double-clicking the waveform on the Timeline. the first syllable of audio can get cut off.

Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

What's your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think it's broken if you don't? We've taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now.

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PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

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When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites.

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Factors to Consider Before Adding Audio to an E-learning Course

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In eLearning courses, embedding audio enhances learner engagement and also helps them acquire information more effectively. To make your eLearning course effective, it’s important to use audio judiciously; this goes a long way in delivering a rich learning experience.

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eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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" after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. On many kinds of eLearning products, there may be nothing moving at all, as a still slide rests on the screen or a still screenshot sits waiting for the next interaction. So with absolutely no motion on screen, how long can the audio drone on? by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson?

Adobe Captivate 5: Make Quick Work Out of Adding Audio to a Project

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Adding audio to your Captivate project is one of the best ways to increase the effectiveness of the lesson. When the time comes to add audio, you have a couple of different options. You can speed up the audio import process dramatically by following these steps. by Kevin Siegel.

How to Control Layer’s Audio in Storyline?

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In Articulate Storyline, developers often face this problem: the audio in different layers overlap when the option “hide other slide layers” is unchecked, leading to confusion. Here are the simple steps to control layer audio in a “click on tabs” interactivity.

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Adobe Captivate: Don't Throw The Closed Captions Away with the Audio

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  Closed captioning allows you to provide descriptive information that explains the audio recording in written text. Adding closed captions to a slide is relatively simple. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Management dialog box.

Does audio narration help eLearners?


Unpacking the value add of audio narration in online learning. Typically, audio voiceover will also be displayed as text. Sometimes the learner has an option to hide the text and listen to the audio, or mute the audio and read the text, choosing one sensory channel over the other. But often the text is displayed along with the audio whether the learner wants to experience both or not. The post Does audio narration help eLearners?

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. Bottom line, for use in the 360training authoring system, you need a tool that will export your audio file in MP3 format.

Convert Slide Notes Into Closed Caption Text in Adobe Captivate

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Captivate has the ability to add slide notes and then convert slide notes into closed caption text. Close captioned text appears on the slide during run time. Below is how to convert slide notes to closed captioned text. Select Window>Slide Notes.

My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources

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Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! Here the slides from my presentation: Learning 3.0 Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer.

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