Several PPT Slides as 1 series of linked animations

For a course on HIPAA, there's an effect I'm trying to reproduce where 1 narration covers a series of 10 different PPT slides that appear in very quick succession as linked animations.  And I can't figure out how to do it. See below:


[For each item in this list, a separate PPT slide appears]

The HIPAA Security Rule applies to all electronic media used for communicating and storing electronic patient information. This includes:

Computer networks and Cloud storage

Desktop Computers

Laptop Computers

PDAs  and Smartphones (such as Blackberries, iPhones, iPads, and Droids)

Flash drives

Text messages

Magnetic tapes


The stored memory inside of Digital photocopiers

Telephone voice response/faxback systems

6 Replies
Greg Rider

Hi Christine,

Thanks for the response.  The problem is  that the recording’s already been done on a separate Sony SoundForge file, which I’ve imported into the presentation.  And the recording’s been done by another ISD colleague in another dept.

Is there another solution that you’re aware of?

Christine Hendrickson


Hmm. I didn't realize the narrations were created externally.

Only thing that comes to mind is a playlist. You could use those audio files and have them play in the background of of the slides.

Adding Background Audio (Playlists) to Your Presentation

Curious if that will work for you. Let me know how it goes!

Dave Neuweiler

Hello Greg, Sounds like you have multiple screens and a single voice file. Is that correct?

If so, it should be an easy matter to edit the one voice file into several files, each matching the content of the corresponding PPT screen. Audacity is a free audio editing program that would make this an easy task.

By editing the original sound file to match the several screens, your continuity -- and synchronization -- will be preserved.

Hope that helps!

Helen Tyson

Hi Greg

Try importing the audio on the first of your slides and then in Audio Editor you can adjust the starting position of each on the subsequent slides. You can do this by dragging the grey 'arrows' which represent the starting point of each slide to the appropriate position in the audio track.

Hopefully this image will help