Advice on editing predecessor's work
Jun 19, 2014
I hoping some of you have some fabulous tricks up your sleeves!
I have quite a task in front of me, with limited time. I have about 10 SL modules to edit, make glitch free, etc. My predecessor was self-taught in SL (as am I), and VERY creative. I think time constraints led to short-cuts in terms of organization, which is my problem now. Some of the best practices recommended in the tutorials were forsaken, such as naming the elements on the slides (instead of Picture 20, Picture 21, ... Picture 100.) So that makes editing a bear. Also problematic is the layout in Story View - scenes were used somewhat haphazardly, no attention to slide order (I know some people don't care about this - but when you are looking at a Word output for editing reference vs what happens on screen and the two don't match, it drives me bonkers.) With 80+ slides in some modules, the Story View is spider web that makes no sense for some modules.
Any hoo... I could go on and on. Just wondering how you folks would approach editing. I have content to remove and add, and I would like the Word Output to be in the proper order as a frame of reference for new seasonal trainers. My initial thought is to create a new story doc and cut and paste applicable slides in the correct order, creating logical scenes as needed. There is no need to scrap and start from scratch, as again the work is very creative and engages the learners. I also want to leave modules that someone else could easily edit (an intern, someone who would join my training team of currently one, etc.)
Appreciate any advice you have, especially if you have been in this boat before.