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I want to add narration to one slide at a time.

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racVT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 24, 2012 11:19 AM

I just downloaded Keynote '09 and imported a PPT presentation.

Each slide had it own audio (narration) file.

I want to update narration on some individual slides, and move some slides around.

In PPT this was not a problem.

Keynote looks to make it difficult, so far as I can tell.

MacBook Pro, KEYNOTE '09
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to racVT)

    Moving slides using click and drag in the navigator side bar and adding  audio using the finder to drag directly onto the slide could not be simpler.


    What have you tried doing and what happens when you do?

  • freshlesh3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to racVT)

    I would suggest a program called profcast to record your narraration, or re-record the audio you want to change just import it into keynote.  Adding audio in keynote can be a pain depending on how you plan on exporting it.  If you are planning on exporting it as a movie there are a series of things that you will need to also setup.  But I will assume you are just creating a autoplay presentation.  You can change your existing audio into a media placeholder (Format>advanced>define as media placeholder) in keynote and just drag the new audio into the presentation with the old one selected.  This will replace the audio file with the new one and have the new audio adopt the old audio files settings and build attributes.


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