4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2008 8:43 AM by www.gamesmaken.pagina.nl

    is it possible to import new slides and keep the audio?

    www.gamesmaken.pagina.nl
      Hi,

      is it possible to import new slides and keep the audio?

      The designers have changed the housestyle of the powerpoints, but the audio has been recorded in captivate in the meanwhile. Is it possible to keep the audio of the files and replace all the old powerpoint slides with new ones? (not one by one by hand off but all in one button press ?)

      Thanks,

      wouter

      My Elearning company.
        • 1. Re: is it possible to import new slides and keep the audio?
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi wouter

          This issue is a bit on the thorny side. Seems that any importing of PowerPoint will cause new slides to be created during the process. In other words, there is no way to import and simply overlay the slides that are there.

          Because of this, I'm thinking the best approach may well be to simply create a totally new Captivate during that import process. Then, open the older Captivate and export all the audio from that one so you may import into the new one.

          Or another possible approach here would be to use the Library function of the new project. Within the Library, use the button to open a different Library and point at the other Captivate containing the audio. Then drag the audio clips from the original project into the new and assign as needed.

          Hopefully something here was helpful in some way... Rick
          • 2. Re: is it possible to import new slides and keep the audio?
            www.gamesmaken.pagina.nl Level 1
            Thanks,

            How can I export all my audio, or do i have to this slide by slide?

            The disadvantage of doing this by the library is that in my library also all the wrong audio recordings are stored, so it is not easy to find the right ones quicly.

            Wouter


            • 3. Re: is it possible to import new slides and keep the audio?
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again Wouter

              Are you saying that your Library has lots of other audio that isn't really used on a slide? If so, try right-clicking the Library panel and choosing "Select Unused Items". This should highlight all the sound files not in use. Now press the Delete key and they should be removed from the Library view.

              Now you are faced with just what is left. You may not know which clip goes with which slide. So try this. In your Film strip, audio attached to the slide should appear as a Speaker icon in the corner. Click the Speaker icon and pop down (or up) menu should display. Choose "Find in Library". This should highlight the associated clip in the Library. Now, if you like, you may right-click the file in the Library and rename that to something like "Slide X audio" (so you know which clip goes with which slide).

              Cheers... Rick