This article applies to Articulate Presenter 4. See what’s new in Articulate Presenter 5!
So you have your shiny new Flash movie ready to go and you want to incorporate it into your Articulate Presenter presentation. No problem. But what about controlling your inserted Flash movie using the Articulate Player controls and getting the slide duration to match that of your inserted SWF file?
Here’s how to unify your controls:
- Determine the duration of the Flash movie you’re going to import.
- In PowerPoint, select the slide where your inserted SWF will reside.
- Go to Articulate -> Record Narration and record anything (muted audio or your rehearsal for that Shakespeare play you’ve been meaning to audition for) for a duration that matches the Flash movie you plan to insert.
- Close the Record Narration window to save your audio.
- Go to Articulate -> Import Audio -> click the slide in question -> click Remove.
- Insert your Flash movie (Articulate -> Insert Flash Movie). Be sure to check the box to “Allow player seek within inserted Flash movie.”
That’s it! What you’ve done (once you publish) is created a duration marker on your slide by recording an audio placeholder. This will allow you to control your inserted Flash movie (pause, seek) using the Articulate Player controls.