Presenter Slide Capacity

Dec 17, 2013

I have 3 courses my client wants to combine into a single mastery course with 155 PPT slides and I have audio attached to 140 of them. The balance are bumpers or intro slides and quizzes. I was able to put the first 2 modules together which totaled 97 slides with audio and quizzes and it previewed and published flawlessly. When I added the 3rd section of slides I could not save the project when I hit 105 slides. I could preview up to the 104 mark or slide but not beyond. Is there a maximum capacity for PPT slides? Thank you, Gordon

1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Gordon,

It could be a number of things causing it to lock up with the new slide additions. There isn't a set limit for slides, but it's possible that an extremely large file could be causing strain on the system.

First, I would make sure that all of the project files you're adding are local files. 

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names (this includes spaces and underscores).

Additional information regarding "Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces" in Windows operating systems can be found in the following Microsoft article.

Also, are you pulling in projects from an earlier version to a newer one? For example, '09 to '13?


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