Weird issue importing Presenter slides into Storyline
I’ve wasted almost half a workday trying to figure out what is going on with this problem.
I’m using Presenter ’13, as seen here in the attachment.
In PowerPoint (PPT) I’ve created a slide. The slide contains the following elements:
· First text box (FTB) header
o FTB Item 1
o FTB Item 2
o FTB Item 3
· Second text box (STB) header
o STB Item 1
o STB Item 2
o STB Item 3
o STB Item 4
I then applied animations as follows:
FTB Item 1 – Appear when clicked
FTB Item 2 – Appear when clicked
FTB Item 3 – Appear when clicked
FTB header – Disappear when clicked
FTB Item 1 – Disappear with previous
FTB Item 2 – Disappear with previous
FTB Item 3 – Disappear with previous
STB header – Appear with previous
STB Item 1 – Appear when clicked
STB Item 2 – Appear when clicked
STB Item 3 – Appear when clicked
STB Item 4 – Appear when clicked
So, the end result is that the Title text and the First text box header appear as soon as the slide does. The three FTB items each appear as they are clicked.
Then, with the next click, all of the FTB components disappear and the STB header appears. Each of the STB child items then appear as they are clicked.
The animation works exactly as designed when I preview the slide in Slide Show – as I click the slide, each of the items appears and disappears as desired.
I then click on Record Narration on the ARTICULRATE tab and, again, everything works as desired. When I play it back, it is synchronized perfectly to the audio.
But when I import the PPT/Presenter slide into Articulate Storyline, the FTB header will not appear when I preview the slide, no matter what. The Slide Title appears as soon as the slide opens, and the FTB child items all appear in synch with the audio. Then, when the audio starts talking about the content in the STB, all of the FTB content disappears and the STB header appears. As the audio continues, the STB child items also appear in synch with the audio.
I can’t think of anything that would cause this text to work fine in PPT, and in the Presenter audio recording tool, but not work in the preview player of either Storyline or Presenter. Has anyone else ever run into anything like this? If so, were you able to determine the cause of the issue?