I'm unable to edit audio in Presenter

Hi,
I am having problems with Presenter '09 when I edit the audio. If I need to delete or amend a portion of audio I select a chunk, use 'delete' or amend as appropriate and then save as in previous versions of Presenter. However it doesn' t do the amendment although all appears to be OK before I exit! What am I doing wrong?

7 Replies
Jay Hedley

I can't answer your problem but many folks here edit their audio outside of Presenter. Many use a free program called Audacity to do that.

If you went that route, you could export any audio recorded directly in AP (or record it all in something like Audacity), edit it in something like Audacity and then re-import it as a WAV file.

David Anderson

It may be that you need to activate a component within Presenter. 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 enable it, please do the following and see if it helps: 

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. 
That should resolve it. 

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. 
That should resolve it.

Ellen Zimmerman

I see your recommendations for 2007 and 2003. Are there any potential audio settings issues with 2010? I have randomly had audio editing crashes, choppy audio, and disappearing audio problems. I have used Audacity to create high quality mp3's for import and I am publishing at 96kbs. I also zoomed in and selected the least active section of audio for slide transitions. Can you tell me if it is best to cut up the audio and not import across slides? (And, I am using the recommended Audio Import for adding the audio files.)

I love the product but I'm really picky about the quality! Thanks!