Narration and Powerpoint Show


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I'm working on a slide project (60 slides) that I want to insert narration
for each slide. This is going to be a training cd that will be mailed out to
customers. My contact who is doing the sound narration wants to know the best
final product to get to me so I can insert into each slide.He was going to
get me the total narration of the entire ppt presentation on audio tape, but
I wanted to recommend to him to instead break up the entire narration into
individual slide size sound bites and save them as wav files for easy
insertion into the ppt file. I just want to know if anyone agrees with this
procedure or does someone have a better idea on doing this. (What other kind
of sound files can I insert into powerpoint slide show other than wav) Also,
if I was to get this as one long narration, what software can I use to
individually break it up into seperate sound bites myself? (free or $)
Thanks
 
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jimbosix said:
I'm working on a slide project (60 slides) that I want to insert
narration for each slide. This is going to be a training cd that will
be mailed out to customers. My contact who is doing the sound
narration wants to know the best final product to get to me so I can
insert into each slide.He was going to get me the total narration of
the entire ppt presentation on audio tape, but I wanted to recommend
to him to instead break up the entire narration into individual slide
size sound bites and save them as wav files for easy insertion into
the ppt file. I just want to know if anyone agrees with this
procedure or does someone have a better idea on doing this. (What
other kind of sound files can I insert into powerpoint slide show
other than wav) Also, if I was to get this as one long narration,
what software can I use to individually break it up into seperate
sound bites myself? (free or $) Thanks

to him to instead break up the entire narration into individual slide
size sound bites and save them as wav files for easy insertion into
the ppt file.
This is exactly what I would do, because you can insert the WAVs into the
slide transitions.

You can insert MP3s and a variety of other formats into PPT, but only WAVs
will be embedded in the files. Problem is, WAVs are larger than many of the
other sound file formats.

Here's some reading for you.

http://www.echosvoice.com/gotchas.htm#SoundAdvice

Sounds/Movies don't play, images disappear or links break when I move or
email a presentation
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm

Sound editor (free!):
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
 
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Sonia

I would recommend requesting it in single separate files, one per slide. If
there is a lot of narration, I would request that it be captured as separate
MP3 files. WAV files are very large and might quickly exceed the capacity of a
CD.

MP3 files will be linked, not embedded, so when you receive them, put them in
the same folder as the presentation. Then you can insert them on the individual
slides. See the following for the logic and details behind that:

Sounds/Movies don't play, images disappear or links break when I move or email a
presentation
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm
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Sonia Coleman
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team
Autorun Software, Templates and Tutorials
http://www.soniacoleman.com
 

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