When inserting a video or a Flash (SWF) file into Articulate Presenter, you may find that the placeholder image in PowerPoint is a white, black, or transparent rectangle. Although it'll work as expected when you publish, it can be difficult to see the placeholder while you're developing your course. Here are a couple suggestions to make the placeholder easier to select:
- Use the PowerPoint selection pane: Go to the Home tab, click the Select drop-down, and choose Selection Pane.
Tip: The selection pane lists all the objects on the current slide. Just click an item in the pane to select it. Inserted videos and Flash objects use a random string of characters for their names, but you can rename them by double-clicking.
- Place a rectangle shape behind the video placeholder. Make it slightly larger than the video placeholder, and give it a fill color, gradient, texture, or image. It'll frame your video.