Renaming Content and more

Hi there,

I have been an Articulate product user for a few years now (Presenter, Quizmaker, Online) but I am far from an expert.  One of the reasons I liked Articulate was that it was so easy that I could figure enough out to create and publish training modules.  It seems that products and discussions have left me in the dust and things are really over my head now.  I know there is so much more that I can be doing but I just don't know how.  I am excited to see that there are classes being offered and I intend to sign up.  In the meantime I am a bit embarassed to have to ask some basic questions.  (Sorry, enough rambling...I will get to the point.)

1.  I have been asked to rename some of the Content.  When I try to go in and republish the Power Points I often don't have the narration any longer.  Is there a trick to renaming content and keeping the narration?

2.  I have 2003 and 2007 versions on my computer and I have noticed that I always have to use 2003 for publishing content.  Is this because I have to update or do something to my computer or Articulate product?

3.  Do I need to update/upgrade?  I have Presenter 5.  I see that there is Studio '09 out now.  How would I do that and what is involved?

Even the website that has changed since I was on the forums and tutorials last confuses me.  I hate that I am so non-technical! 

Thanks for any help or direction you can provide.  I still love the product and the company!  I just need to catch up with you all! 

Sheri

2 Replies
Brian Batt

Hi Sheri & welcome to Heroes,

When you rename your presentation, you'll also want to rename the project folder that is connected to your presentation.  For example, if you have a presentation with this name:  presentation.ppt, you'll want to make sure that the project folder that resides next to the presentation is also named presentation.  Otherwise, the link between the files will be lost.  For more information, see the link below:

http://www.articulate.com/support/kb/000775.php

In regards to your second question, I would recommend against having multiple versions of PowerPoint installed on your machine.  If you want to use PowerPoint 2007, I'd recommend removing 2003.

For information on upgrading to Presenter '09, see the links below:

http://www.articulate.com/support/presenter09/kb/?p=323

http://www.articulate.com/store/store-upgrades.php

Sheri  Matt

Thank you so much for the response, Brian.  I messed up both ways!  I moved the location and I changed the name of the file!  I have always been confused on where and how to store the power point presentation and the project folder that is created.  I had them all over the place.  I was trying to put them all in one place and I guess I really messed things up!  I don't think I know where they all came from to move them/name them to the original locations. 

I may be re-recording some Content! 

Thanks again for your response. 

Sheri