Adobe presenter was unbearably slow for editing a 200 slide
presentation (it would take 5 minutes to open or close any dialog
from the Presenter menu), so I thought I came up with a creative
solution...I copied and pasted the whole presentation and content,
deleted the first 170 slides, and worked on the last 30. When I was
done, I copied those slides and pasted them into the original
Well, long and behold, Presenter overwrote the entire
Media.ppcx file with the one from the presentation being pasted
from, instead of somehow intelligently merging them. So now, it
says it can't find audio for the first 170 slides in the Media.ppcx
file. From what I can tell, many, many hours of work have just been
I opened up an older backup of the Media.ppcx file (back when
we were at about slide 80 or so), hoping to at least get back some
of the audio syncing work by merging the two XML files. Problem is,
the clip id's don't seem to match up at all between the files. Is
there any way to "safely" merge the two XML files?
When you want to copy and paste slides with audio into
another presentation, you can create a quiz with two questions and
put the two questions on each side of the slides you want to copy.
This puts the slides within the quiz boundary.
Then, go to your new powerpoint and click on import quiz and
import the slides you want from the old presentation into the new
presentation. You will do this using the Import Quiz feature and it
will copy the audio with the slides.