Issues with Closed Caption Editor

I have been asked to add closed captions to an existing story that has audio.  I have the script for each audio file in the Slide Notes so I thought that I could cut & paste the script into the Caption Editor.  From the articles on captions in Articulate 360: "If your media clip doesn’t already have captions, the closed captions editor will automatically analyze the audio track to detect units of speech and add caption placeholders to the timeline that are synchronized with your content. All you need to do is type your captions in the placeholders."

Doesn't work that way from what I can see.  When I paste in the text for that slide into the placeholder, it throws up the entire script all at once (see image attached).    It doesn't not analyze the audio & match the captions to it.    

Am I doing something wrong? 

8 Replies
Eric Santos

Hi there, Janet!

I think you're going in the right direction with your captioning work. It's just that you need to copy and paste each snippet of text caption in the placeholders, instead of copying one whole paragraph at a time.

Apologies if it seems your initial expectation is not being met regarding the Closed Caption Editor feature.

But from what I understood in the article you mentioned: "If your media clip doesn’t already have captions, the closed captions editor will automatically analyze the audio track to detect units of speech and add caption placeholders to the timeline that are synchronized with your content. All you need to do is type your captions in the placeholders."

Closed captions editor adds caption placeholders to the timeline based on the analysis of the audio track. 

Caption placeholders are where you type and format text. You can also adjust the timing and duration of caption placeholders.

So here you type the corresponding text to every placeholder, in sync with the audio clip.

I think it's a great feature because you already have placeholders ready for each available unit of speech in the audio.   :)

And since you have the script for each audio file in your Slide notes, all you have to do is to copy and paste every snippet of text in the placeholders.

You also have the option to import an existing caption or subtitle file, if it is already available. These type of files contain the caption and the timestamps in the audio that correspond to each caption snippet.

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

Eric