Playlists

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Use the Playlists section of Presentation Options to manage playlists, which can be used as background music for your presentations.

After you’ve created a playlist by following the below steps, assign it to a specific slide or slides using the Slide Properties feature.

To manage Playlists:

  1. Select Articulate --> Presentation Options to launch the Presentation Options dialog.
  2. Click the Playlists option from the left-hand menu:
  3. Use the New, Rename, or Delete buttons to manage playlists:
    • New: Click the New button to add a new playlist to your collection of playlists. Input the desired playlist name and click OK to save or Cancel to exit without saving.
    • Rename: Select from the drop-down menu the name of the playlist you’d like to rename. With the playlist selected, click the Rename button to give it a new name. Click OK to save your changes or Cancel to exit without saving.
    • Delete: Select from the drop-down menu the name of the playlist you’d like to delete. Click the Delete button and Yes to confirm deletion or No to cancel without deleting.
  4. Use the Add, Remove, Up, Down, Top, Bottom buttons to manage tracks within your selected playlists (as chosen from the drop-down menu at the top):
    • Add: Click the Add button to add a new track to your playlist. The Add to playlist dialog opens, where you can navigate to a supported file type (.MP3 or .WAV). Double-click your selected audio file or highlight it and click the Open button to add it to your playlist. After the audio is imported to your playlist, it will appear in the Tracks section.
    • Remove: Click the name of a track in your playlist and click the Remove button to remove it from the playlist. Note that you will not be prompted to confirm the removal.
    • Up, Down, Top, Bottom: Click the name of a track in your playlist and click one of these buttons to change its position in the playlist to the desired location. Up moves a track up one slot; Down moves it down one slot; Top moves it to the top; and Bottom moves it to the bottom of the playlist.
  5. Loop playlist: Check the box next to Loop playlist if you want your playlist to loop. The playlist will loop if the total duration of the playlist is less than the total duration of the slides to which the playlist is assigned.
  6. Volume level relative to narration: Enter a whole integer to represent the Volume level relative to narration of your selected playlist to any audio you record using Record Narration or import via Import Audio. For example, setting this option to 100% will play your playlist at the same volume as your recorded or imported audio, and setting it to 50% will play your playlist at half the volume of your recorded or imported audio.
  7. Use the Slide Properties feature to assign your playlist(s) to one or more slides in your presentation.