June 24, 2009

Slide Notes Resize

Recording narration in Adobe Captivate’s audio record dialog by reading out the slide note text is a common workflow. For this, one would use the slide notes window which is available at the bottom of the ‘Record Audio’ dialog. But usability becomes an issue when your slide notes are too lengthy to fit in the small slide notes compartment provided at the bottom. And yes, as users must have discovered, there is no easy way to resize the window too! So now while recording, you need to scroll down the slide notes which adds to the clicks and scrolls while doing your narration.

There is a very simple trick to get around this problem. Hover your mouse over the pointer to the left of the slide notes / captions window.

The mouse pointer changes and gives control to the slide notes panel. Just click and drag the slide notes window out from the ‘Record Audio’ dialog. Now you can easily resize the slide notes component thus making it very easy to read out the slide notes while recording narration. It will look something like this.

So now you can avoid those disturbing clicks and scrolls while recording your audio!

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Posted by Mukul Vinay Lele10:20 PM
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