slide timing WILL NOT bend to my will
We're using Articulate Presenter 09 (and probably not the most up to date version of 09). Updating the version is NOT a reasonable option under my time constraints. We're going to move to Storyline this year. We're not going to upgrade to Studio 13. (Just to set some context.)
My presentation has 4 Engage interactions - 2 circles, 3 tabs. Prsentation options is set to the default - 5 seconds. I use a silent MP3 on title pages (to save 4 seconds).
On Publish, I noticed several issues:
- Which slides were 1 second and/or a level 2 was off by 1 (if I set slide 2 as 1 second, slide 3 was one second; if I set slide 3 as a llevel 2 slide, slide 4 was the level 2 slide).
- The timing slider on the slides with Engage interactions was jumping back and forth based on which segment was clicked
- Slide timing stopped - and never advanced again - at, let's say, 5 seconds before the actual end time for the slide; as a result, the advance button (right arrow) at the bottom of the player never becomes available and so I can't advance past that point in the course
I did notice that the ppt was set to beging numbering at zero (argh...). on correcting that, I see levels looking as expected.
What I'm not able to fix is the full stops on the slides with Engage interactions or the slides that, oddly now are 11 seconds or some other out of left field number. In other words, the default has no influence on the slides and the the silent 1 second MP3 is sometimes working on a slide, sometimes.
I've tried to Sync Animation on that 11 second slide (it's a slide w/o animation) and it's having no impact at all.
So, (1) how do I force timing to be what I want it to be per slide?
And, (2) how do I force a slide containing an Engage interaction to keep playing to conclusion?