Play music across all slides

Hi everyone,

I'm stuck.

I'm trying to have a music clip play across multiple slides.  When I use the Articulate audio editor, it adds a pause in the music that leads to a choppy effect.  When I use the import audio feature in PowerPoint and tell it to "play across all slides", it works when I save as a .wmv, but not when I publish it to Articulate.

Is there any way to have a music clip play across all slides, without being choppy, and in a way where I can sync animations?

I've attached the file in case it helps.

Thanks for your help!


8 Replies
Julie Rodgers


I'm struggling with the timing of the slide transitions. Some slides have a long pause that I can't get rid of.  In particular, the transition from slide 3 to 4.  Would you mind taking a look?    If I use the audio editor, does it conflict with the transition timing or animation timing?

(I haven't tackled the timing of slides 5-9, yet.  Fyi)

I've attached the Articulate file that I'm having troubles with as well as the presentation as a .wmv with the timing that I am trying to achieve.

Thanks for your help! 


Peter Anderson

Hi Julie!

We'd be happy to take a look, but we'd need you to create an Articulate Presenter package, then upload the zip file to our server. You can review how to do this here: 


Send to Articulate Presenter Package – Articulate Presenter ’09 Help


Upload the resulting zip file from your computer to our server using this upload form: 


Articulate Support - Upload Your Files for Review 



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Fatima,

In Presenter 360 you can manage a playlist as detailed here, and you may also look at splitting a single audio file across multiple slides following these directions. 

If you're using Storyline 360, there isn't a playlist feature or similar option to add background audio.