1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 17, 2008 11:32 AM by Ron Streicher
MrZZeroG Level 1 (0 points)
I have a strange problem. When I record a slideshow and use builds that advance with mouse clicks, the timing seems to be perfect. I recently created a presentation that has a lot of single words that come up, and each is keyed to the one before with 0 seconds (automatically after...). The timing is perfect on each slide, with just one word after another.

Now when I record the slideshow and save the audio, all of the timing is off...the slides just advance way ahead of the recording.

Anyone seen this or know a good workaround. I tried changing each to a mouse click, but it is very difficult to click that many times. The automatic timing is just about perfect.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), keynote 4.0.3
  • Ron Streicher Level 3 (610 points)
    Greetings and welcome to the forum:

    Regrettably, recorded timing and synchronization of audio tracks is a very weak point in Keynote, and has been lamented in numerous postings in this forum. Manual clicks seem to be more reliable than "automatic" Builds or Transitions when trying to maintain proper sync. This is because not all "seconds" are executed equally with Keynote: the actual amount of time required for Builds, Transitions, and "Durations" is not consistent - not even within the same computer, and especially not when transporting a presentation from one computer to another.

    Until Apple makes significant improvements to the way audio is implemented in Keynote, we all will have to live with the various workarounds that we have to devise.

    Good luck.