One slide or multiple slides?

Sep 05, 2013

I have a slide that is about a minute and a half long and some that are longer. I have started to break the longer slides up into smaller pieces to make animating them easier. Is that the best approach or is it better to keep content on one screen to keep file size down? 

8 Replies
Bill Osborn

I appreciate everyone's responses, but, I don't think I worded my question very well. I never have a static item on screen for longer than 15 to 30 seconds. So in my longer slides there are multiple animations occurring synchronized with a voice track. And, I don't use the scrub bar as I feel that it can be distraction. In my opinion the scrub bar can make a presentation seem choppy as it resets at each slide.

What I am trying to figure out is - is there a difference in overall published file size when a course is designed with lots of content on a few slides versus less content on lots of slides? For example, I have some pieces on my story board that have multiple paragraphs. I generally create one slide per paragraph. Is doing that making my overall published file larger than it needs to be?

By the way, I find that breaking the content into the smallest pieces as possible makes the animation and synchronization process much easier. 

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