When you are designing your PowerPoint presentation to be published with Articulate Presenter, you will likely want to spice up your content with some animations. With each animation you will come to an important crossroads: To click or not to click? That is the question.
To be clear: We’re talking animations here, not slide navigation. So you’re dealing with a single slide.
Each time you insert or manage an animation, you’ll have the following three options:
- On Click
- With Previous
- After Previous
This refers to the behavior of the animation at hand and when it should execute. We recommend setting most animations to be On Click, unless you have a sequence of animations wherein each subsequent event should directly follow the previous.
The reason for this recommendation is to allow you more precise control over animation timings. When you record narration, Articulate Presenter will give you the ability simply to click when you want that next animation to appear. And remember, if you click too soon or too late during your recording, don’t worry; you can always go back and fine-tune the synchronization of your animation/audio timings (Articulate -> Edit Animation Timings). So why rush your script during recording to catch up with those pesky runaway “With Previous” automated animations? Narrate at your own pace.
Wouldn’t you prefer to be the boss of your animations and tell them when to execute? With so many animations from which to choose, you’ll want to keep a close eye on those little rascals.