Can you adjust a slide duration without dragging the end point?

I know this has been asked before but I can't find an answer...

Is it possible to adjust a slide duration without dragging the end point?

I have a slide that is 900 seconds long.

It contains 10 seconds of audio and 890 seconds of silence. When using a seekbar the audio ends and the seekbar is only 5% full.

Every slide in my course is the same and it takes forever manually dragging the end point back to 10 seconds.

I just want a box where I can type in the number of seconds for slide duration, or to right-click on the time line and select "set end point".

80 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Anu,

Here's a handy way to quickly shorten the duration of the timeline: click and drag the end of the timeline to the left, and as you're dragging, hit the left arrow key on your keyboard. The timeline will jump back to the object with the longest duration on your timeline.

You can also use CTRL+Mousewheel to adjust the timeline zoom.

Valesa Clouse

I am having "sort of" the same issue. Every time I add an object it auto selects to show until the end of the slide. I very rarely want this to happen because I bring graphics in and out of view. If I have 10 graphics added I have to go all the way to the end of the slide and move it back to the point I want it to stop. 

Is there a way to change the default setting so that object are NOT auto set to the end of the slide? I think this would help my frustration of not having an easy way to adjust the slide length. 

Joshua Vrooman

Hi Geert,

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this method (it's the best I've come across in my work):

Begin dragging the timeline backwards to shorten it, while dragging, press the left arrow key, and this will jump the timeline to the longest element within it.

Note: this is somewhat buggy, but should work after a few tries.