Engage '09 - audio does not stop when moving to next page

Sep 20, 2016

I am editing a course created with Articulate Studio '09 and Engage '09. Recently I noticed the audio on just the Engage slides doesn't stop when moving to a different slide. Is there anything else to try to fix this issue other than looking for uncommon characters in the PowerPoint? I have checked the titles of the shapes, and they are labeled with standard letters and numbers (Picture 8, Picture 2, etc.)

11 Replies
Ali Goulet

Hi Bonnie-

Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out here! I'd first like to verify that you're running the latest update for Studio 09, update 11. You can check by going to Help > About Articulate Engage.

If so, are you seeing this issue when previewing in the software or just once it's published?

If you're seeing it when previewing it in the software, is it happening when previewing in Engage or when previewing it once inserted in your Presenter course? Would you also mind verifying that you're using a supported version of Powerpoint for Studio 09: 

  • PowerPoint 2000
  • PowerPoint 2002 (PowerPoint XP)
  • PowerPoint 2003
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • PowerPoint 2010 

If you're only seeing this issue once it's published, what environment are you publishing for and how are you viewing the published content? You'll want to make sure you're testing it in the environment it was published for to prevent any unwanted behavior. 

Looking forward to your reply! :)

Bonnie Tomlin

Thanks for the quick response!

I checked for Engage updates, and there are none - my version shows: v2.3.1303.2214.

I'm seeing this in the published Presenter course, but I can reproduce it during a preview also. I'm publishing this course for the web, and putting the files up on a local web server. My client and I are viewing the files on either IE or Chrome. This is a new "feature" in the software. I've been creating and editing this content for over 5 years, but I didn't have this issue with the audio not stopping on page flip until recently.

I'm using PowerPoint 2010 with Studio '09 to create the course.

I will be converting the course to Storyline, but am hoping to fix this issue in the meantime.

Thanks for your help :)

Have a great day!


Leslie McKerchie

Hi Bonnie!

Thanks for the details. Looks like you are utilizing the latest update.

Do you have your Engage Slide Properties set to: Allow user to leave interaction: Anytime by chance?

This is an issue we are aware of.

Workaround: Set Engage slide to Allow user to leave interaction: After viewing all the steps

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