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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kelly,

I just tested this in a very simple Presenter 13 file, and the slide that I recorded a second of audio too, jumped to the next slide automatically and pretty quickly. When I changed the setting to advance by user, the seekbar still showed it progressing quickly, and then again I could go to the next slide. I'm not sure I understand what you're describing with the next button blinking, but it may be easier for me to understand if you're able to share your Presenter file or a sample Presenter file here with us? If you'd prefer to send to me privately, you can also share with me here.  You'll want to be sure you create a Presenter package according to these directions as well. 

Kelly Kremin

Reacting to your e-mail...

We're using Presenter 09. (We're moving to Storyline in 2014.)

I have the 1-second slides set to Advance By User.

Next button:  the right arrow button in the player that a user clicks to advance from one slide to the next slide. That button is non-responsive for a period of time (5 seconds). When it IS responive, it flashes or blinks. Does that make sense?

I will try changing the advance option on the 1-second slides.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kelly,

Ok, I just tested this within Presenter 09 as well (sorry for my confusing you earlier!) 

I have three slides, the middle one with audio that I recorded for one second, and it changed the overall time (you can see it in the bottom of the player). When it reaches the end (it's the end, but the bar doesn't move all the way to the end) I'm able to click to the next slide using the large (flashing, yes blinking!) play button as I had it set to advance by user, and I also tested it to advance automatically. All is working as expected on my end. I've include this very simple example here for you - and the audio is just recorded silence (maybe a bit of my background noise, but don't expect to hear anything). 

Let me know if this example is working as you'd expect. 

Kelly Kremin

I just uploaded a package for you (along private path).

In comparing the sample you shared with the file I am working on, there was no glaring differences. So, I made the seekbar visible and saw that the slides to which I added a 1-second file were playing for 9 seconds.

I decided to remove ALL of the mp3 files.

I added the 1-second file to one slide. Checked. One second success!

So, I imported the exact same file into the next slide that needed it. Saved. Previewed. Rats, 9 seconds!

This has got to be an operator error. Can I reuse the same file over and over. Do I need to create uniquely named versions of the file?

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for sending along your file and updating the thread here as well. If you insert audio or video into a slide, that automatically adjusts the overall time. When you remove that audio/video the timing stays the same, but as you'll see described here, if you insert new audio it should update the timings and you should be able to use duplicate audio. I tested your file, and was able to add new audio to the second slide and have it reset to 1 second.