How to edit length of slide when there's music in background

Hello,

I've added a music file as background music on one slide.

Basically, there's text (a few sentences) and while learners read, there's music.

However, the slide 27 seconds long. I wondered if there's a way to make the slide's length shorter, for example 5 secs? I've tried " Audio Edito" by shortening the slide, but it always reverts back to 27 seconds.

The audio file (music) is 2 minutes long.

Help!

Thanks,

Julie

5 Replies
Peter Anderson

Hi Julie!

If the Articulate Presenter Communicator is not enabled in PowerPoint, any changes made to the slide markers in the Audio Editor, will not get saved. To correct this please do the following: 

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: 

1) Click the Microsoft Office button. 
2) Click PowerPoint Options. 
3) Click Add-ins. 
4) On the Manage menu, click Disabled Items, and then click Go. 
5) If Articulate Presenter Communicator is in the list, select and enable it. 
6) On the Manage menu, click COM Add-ins, and then click Go. 
7) Make sure the Articulate Presenter Communicator is checked. 
6) Close the window. 
7) Restart PowerPoint. 
8) Reproduce the steps that produced the original error. 

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or earlier, please do the following: 
1) Go to Help -> About Microsoft PowerPoint 
2) Click Disabled Items 
3) If Articulate Presenter Communicator is in the list, select and enable them. 
4) Close the window. 
5) Restart PowerPoint. 
6) Reproduce the steps that produced the original error.
Ron Price

Julie,

I have seen this issue at times.

First, I always encourage people to make sure their audio is standard 16 bit MP3 or WAV. 

I have also seen weird things happen after people have installed other audio or video software - as the Codecs get tampered with. (K-lite codec pack is a good resource to help remedy that)

Sometimes just following the steps here http://www.articulate.com/support/presenter09/kb/?p=2114  can fix it.

See if that helps, if not, I may have another possible solution or two, I just don't want to bombard you with stabs in the dark if the problem can solved more simply.