Notes tab issue

There is an "invisible header" showing up in the "Notes" area (Notes and Menu information panel area in the slides) that I cannot remove or alter. This is what is displayed in the Preview feature. When you scroll, the existing text "disappears" behind a header near the top of the information panel. You can see that the scroll bar is  about an inch from the top of the panel. In some slides, this is about a half inch so it is not consistent. Is there a way to eliminate this header to allow the scroll to go all the way to the top?

NEXT ISSUE: The file size of the Articulate project is 1,197,321 KB. This is huge!! None of the graphics being used, even the videos, add up to less than 100BM. How can the final project be 10 times larger than what it should be? I have other projects with long videos and 200 slides that is 90 MB. The one I have a concern about is only 50 slides and is 1.14 GB. NOTE: The Microsoft PowerPoint version is only 7,130 KB (6.96MB)


5 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi William! I would like to take a look at your file in order to see what is going on with your notes, but with a file that big it may be impossible until we address that.

I would advise starting a new file.

You may be able to resolve PowerPoint file corruption in this manner:

  1. Open a new, blank presentation in PowerPoint.
  2. Go to the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow beside New Slide, and choose Reuse Slides.
  3. In the Reuse Slides panel, click the Browse button and choose Browse File.
  4. Browse to your original PowerPoint file and click Open.
  5. At the bottom of the Reuse Slides panel, mark the box to Keep source formatting.
  6. Right-click the first slide in the Reuse Slides panel and select Insert All Slides.
  7. Save the new presentation and republish.

Note: Articulate resources, such as audio and video, will need to be inserted again into the new presentation. You may need to export the narration from your original presentation, then import it into the new presentation.

William Urban

I "reused" the original slides and created a new project and that corrected the issue with the file size. I then selected a soft color for the information fields (Notes, Menu and Resources) and the issues in those areas were corrected by "Revealing" the headers and content. Also reducing the title in the slide reduced the title size in the Notes area.