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Alyssa Gomez

Hi there David,

When inserting a screen recording as step-by-step slides, any audio that you recorded with the screencast will not be used. Step-by-step slides display only the action-related clips of your original screencast. That being said, the recorded audio would not match up to the individual slides if it were included. Your audio will still be available in the original screen recording, in case you also want to insert it as a video on a single slide. Otherwise, you'll want to record narration for each slide using the Insert Audio feature in Storyline. I hope this is helpful!

David French

That does help, thank you.
I do see where I can narrate on an individual slide. I've just been watching some tutorials about syncing to playhead and CUE points etc.
I had JUST started to get up to speed with Captivate when it was recommended I use Articulate Storyline for its ability to package a STORY for ingestion to our LMS system.
In Captivate, it is possible to narrate a somewhat lengthy recording over multiple slides.
Is there a similar function in SL2??

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Alyssa Gomez

Hi David! In Storyline, you can record narration slide-by-slide. You also have the option to record a longer narration audio file that will cover multiple slides, insert it on each slide, and trim the start and end point to match the content covered for each individual slide.

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David French

Thank you Alyssa.

I really do not mind having my e-mail address on these boards.

I have started to add recorded narration to my slides.  I wasn't happy with the original quality and then discovered the microphone that was being used was the one built into my laptop.

In order to use my headset, I finally found where to choose the device.

HOWEVER.... it does not KEEP the setting once I have selected Headset.

Is this potentially a BUG or what might be the deal?


Alyssa Gomez

Hi David,

There isn't an option inside the "Record mic" set up that allows you to change which mic it works from, so you'll want to set up your default mic within your Windows Control Panel. Have you double checked your computer's settings to see if the headset mic is set to be the default? It might help if you temporarily deactivate your internal mic so that Windows won't switch back from your headset mic to the internal mic.