Fine-Tune Articulate Presenter Animations in the Audio Editor

Written by Mike Enders — Posted in Articulate Presenter, Community

Articulate Presenter makes it really easy to sync your animations and audio.  You can even fine-tune animation timing inside the audio editor. This can be a huge time-saver.

Let’s say you have a slide with two minutes of narration plus animations that you need precisely timed with the narration. You’ve synced the animations, but when you preview the slide, you notice that one animation is just a little bit off. Do you go through and resync all 10 animations again? I did this far too many times, until I learned that I could adjust a single animation with the audio editor. Here’s how:

Step 1:

In the PowerPoint animation pane, make note of the animation order and the animation you’d like to alter. For example, if you wish to alter the fifth animation out of 10:

 Step 2:

Click “Audio Editor” in the Narration area of the Articulate ribbon.

Step 3:

Select the slide that you’d like to edit.

Step 4:

Identify the cue point for the fifth animation and simply drag it to earlier or later in the timeline.

That’s all there is to it. No need to resync all 10 animations; simply adjust the one.  I’ll walk you through the process in the following Screenr:

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If you have other favorite time-savers, share them in the comments section below. And if you want  more info on using the audio editor, see  this screencast. Still have questions? Head over to E-Learning Heroes and ask away!

2 responses to “Fine-Tune Articulate Presenter Animations in the Audio Editor”


Great one! I thought I knew everything there was to know about Presenter!

Jeff Kortenbosch // Posted at 1:39 am on May 17th, 2013

Hi Mike. Great tip and another high quality tutorial about timesaving. Keep up the excellent work!

Marcel van Lierop // Posted at 4:00 am on May 22nd, 2013

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