Exporting audio files error: Illegal characters in path

I was trying to export my audio files, but I get this error :

Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue

Illegal characters in path

These are the details contained in the error.

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************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
   at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path)
   at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
   at Articulate.Audio.AudioEditorForm.a(String A_0, Boolean A_1)
   at Articulate.Audio.AudioEditorForm.ag(Object A_0, EventArgs A_1)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.WidgetBase.OnActivate(ActivateEventArgs e)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.WidgetBase.PerformActivate(ActivateEventArgs e)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.WidgetBase.PerformActivate()
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.xf3cb2acd86f4f898.x96a498a5478c2847(Popup xd70b090e3181abff, Control x43bec302f92080b9, Boolean xc8051b100df41d07, Point x30a7366191877e69, Boolean x8c0ae5d05b4e2e68, Boolean x9478aa8af73dddf1)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.Popup.ShowParented(Boolean focusFirstItem)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.Button.OnActivateDropdown(Boolean keyboard)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.Button.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.ParentWidgetBase.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.SandRibbonControlBase.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.Ribbon.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseDown(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.SandRibbonControlBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at Divelements.SandRibbon.Ribbon.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Rachel!

Sorry for the trouble. Hopefully the information below will help:

If any of the slide titles in your presentation contain one or more tabs, you will experience the following error when you attempt to export audio:

Illegal characters in path.

This is a known issue.  You can correct it in one of the following ways:

  • Remove the tabs from the slide titles in your presentation.
  • Replace the tabs in your slide titles with spaces.

Let me know if you try those suggestions and still see this error when exporting your audio.

Thanks!