Interactive or automated? User-controlled or self-running slide show?
Articulate Presenter gives you the option of setting each of your slides to advance by user or to advance automatically.
If you’re giving your users control, then you’ll want to set any or all of your slides to advance by user (Articulate -> Slide Properties -> Slide Navigation).
If you want your presentation to advance each slide automatically, this will occur at the end of the narration for each slide. But what if you want your slides to advance automatically after a a specifed duration, and you’re not using any narration? There are a couple ways to handle this scenario.
First, note that the Articulate Presenter default is to display slides without audio or animation for 5 seconds:
You can get to this option here:
- In PowerPoint, select the Articulate menu.
- Select Options -> Other.
- Modify the number of seconds to any value you’d like.
Secondly, if your slides are set to advance automatically and you’d like to control how long each slide will display, you can do so by recording empty audio (note that this method will always supercede whatever value you have set in Articulate options):
- In PowerPoint, go to the slide in question.
- Go to Articulate -> Record Narration.
- Click Record and record for however long you’d like the slide to display (don’t worry about background noise or even having a mic attached).
- Go to Articulate -> Import Audio, then highlight the slide in question.
- Click Remove. This will leave empty space for the amount of time you recorded, but no trace of any audio, resulting in your slide displaying for the desired length of time.