Edit Audio in Adobe Presenter
Explore the edit audio options within Adobe Presenter.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
recording a narration and
syncing the audio and animation
timings, you may want to edit the recorded narration. Although there are many audio applications
with which you can edit the recorded audio file, including
Audition, you may not have to venture that far for basic edits. Adobe Presenter provided a built-in audio
editor which makes your task more easier.
Assuming you are working with your presentation, save it again. Then access the
Adobe Presenter tab of the
click the Edit button (highlighted in red within
Figure 1: Edit button
This opens the Edit Audio window, as shown in Figure 2, below. Note that a waveform displays the audio -- do note that by default, Adobe Presenter displays one large waveform for sound across multiple slides. You can ascertain which part of the waveform is used for a given slide through the slide number markers placed below the waveform (highlighted in red within Figure 2, below).
Figure 2: Edit Audio in Adobe Presenter
Also, you can click the Slides button (highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above) to access the Slides drop-down menu to explore the slides within your
presentation, as shown in Figure 3, below. Note that once you click on any slide within
this drop-down menu, the editing bar is placed right before the audio for that slide.
Figure 3: Choose the slide to edit it's audio content
Let us now learn more about the various options within the Edit Audio window, marked in
Figure 4, below.
Figure 4: Edit Audio window
- Import: Replace the current audio file by importing any other audio file.
The option is explained in our
Record Audio in Adobe Presenter tutorial.
- Undo / Redo: Undo or Redo previous actions.
- Cut / Copy/ Paste/ Delete: Select a portion of the audio file (waveform) and
thereafter Cut, Copy, Paste, or Delete it. Remember that to use these options, you must select part of
the waveform first.
- Insert Silence: Adds a period of silence to any audio file. Make sure you click the
exact location within an audio file, on the waveform to which you want to add the silent period.
Clicking the button will open the Insert Silence dialog box, as shown in
Figure 5. Here you can enter a number specifying the duration of the silence, in
seconds. You can also specify where to add silence: options include
Cursor Position (default), Start of Slide, or
End of Slide
Figure 5: Insert Silence dialog box
- Markers: Here you get two markers buttons:
- Move next marker to current location: First select a location on the audio
waveform, and then click this button. This will change the position of the next marker on the waverform
to the location you selected.
- Insert Marker: This opens the
Insert Command dialog box, as shown in Figure 6. Here you can choose
from either the Wait for User (useful in interactions) or the
Goto slide (jump to the required slide) options.
Figure 6: Insert Command dialog box
- Move next marker to current location: First select a location on the audio waveform, and then click this button. This will change the position of the next marker on the waverform to the location you selected.
- Adjust Volume: Brings up the Adjust Volume dialog
box, as shown in Figure 7 -- you'll find a volume slider, plus options to
Normalize sound across all slides. This is helpful if some slides are softer than other
louder slides. You can also choose Dynamics to reduce sudden loud areas. Click the
OK button when done.
Figure 7: Adjust Volume dialog box
- Preview Presentation: Click this button to preview the presentation from within the
Edit Audio dialog box.
- Slides: Click to bring up a drop-down list, as shown in Figure 3,
previously on this page. Thereafter choose the slide you need to work with.
- Zoom: The zoom slider enables you to zoom in on an area of the waveform.
- Slide Divider / Red Marker Lines: These red lines work as slide dividers.
- Waveform: Adobe Presenter displays any audio files incorporated into the
presentation as a waveform.
- Record Over button: This opens the Record dialog box, As shown in
Figure 8. Here you can record and replace the previous narration.
Figure 8: Record dialog box
- Play: Click this button to play the audio.
To save the changes you made click the Save button.