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How to control audio in keynote?

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jmusic800 Calculating status...
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Mar 17, 2012 9:06 PM

- Adjusting the size of the icon does not create a controller.  The on and off with a click created by build is not there when I make it a quicktime movie. Also I want to create more than one audio example on a keynote panel with controllers for each?  OR visable placeable icons?  Help.  Thanks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Edward Escobar Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 9:49 PM (in response to jmusic800)

    I am not quite sure what you are looking to do, but if you want to create a panel-like slide where you push one button and a sound starts, push another and another sound starts (like a synthesizer), then the best approach is through the use of hyperlinks.

     

    I have explained a similar how-to in another thread:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17540598#17540598

    It focuses on video, but the idea is the same.  The only difference is that because you are using only audio, the still image I talk about in thead linked above would need to be replaced by either a shape or an image of your choice.

     

    It should at the least lead you in the right direction, I think.

  • Edward Escobar Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 10:36 PM (in response to jmusic800)

    What I would try and do then is create your own control with shapes or images, then have a soundless slide along with a slide for each sound, then whenever you want to stop a sound from playing, touch/click on a shape that is hyperlinked to the soundless slide.

     

    As long as every slide is hyperlinked to the correct sound slides, you should be able to go in and out of them fairly easily, even the soundless one.  It takes time setting up, but is doable.

  • HBoek Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2013 7:51 AM (in response to jmusic800)

    I have the same problem. If you play a video in keynote, you get controllers under it. But if you play audio there are no controllers. I think that's bad. The only thing I can think of is to make a video with a still image (for example the image of the musical instrument) and with the sound you want to play. Then you can use that video in stead of your audio file. But I would ask apple to make controllers for the next update of keynote, please! It would save us a lot of work, or looking for another program to work with.

  • HBoek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to HBoek)

    I just found out that if you make the icon bigger, you get a sort of controller. But the other problems still remain: the icons are not visible and you can not click on them in the order you want to, you can only click on the whole dia. And I also found out that all those things are possible in Power Point, so it would be nice if keynote did the same and even better I'm looking forward to it.....

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to HBoek)

    the other problems still remain: the icons are not visible and you can not click on them in the order you want to, you can only click on the whole dia.

    Im not understanding why you need to 'control'  your audio file, keeping in mind Keynote is a simple application.

    Why is one picture with the audio playing not  suitable? This isnt a critisism I am trying to work out what you want to achieve.

     

    It is highly unlikely Keynote will provide the advanced  functions you want, that is not the function of Keynote, it is designed for  kids at school or university and teachers and managers to punt out a fast presentation for school or work.

     

    If you want something more advanced then PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Flash or Director is what you need.

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