Captioning Articulate Presenter presentations is easy using CaptionSync's .PROD.TXT output file. This tutorial will guide you on how to export the audio content of Articulate Presenter presentations, submit the audio file for captioning, and how to have captions displayed during a Articulate Presenter presentation.
If you have YouTube videos (you own) embedded in your presentation, check out how to caption them in our article on how to caption your own YouTube videos.
Export the Audio Content:
There are two options available for exporting the audio content of your presentation. You can export each slide to a separate audio file or the entire presentation to a single audio file. Note that the exported audio content will not include audio from embedded quizzes and interactions. More information is provided in Articulate Support's article on this topic.
Exporting a Slide:
On PowerPoint, open the Articulate application, and go to Articulate tab -> Audio Editor.
Click on the Articulate button and then click Export. Choose whether you want to export the audio as a WAV or MP3 file; browse to the location where you want to save the file and enter a file name:
Click the Select Folder button.
Exporting the entire Presentation:
On PowerPoint, open the Articulate application, and go to Articulate tab -> Import Audio. Select the presentation you wish have captioned, and then click on the Export button:
Browse to the location where you want to save the file, and enter a file name.
Click the Save button.
Submitting Your Audio:
Log into your CaptionSync account and go to the Caption/Transcribe tab.
Follow the onscreen instructions to upload and submit the audio file. Choose the .PROD.TXT output from the Advanced Settings. If you don't see that output, open a Support ticket so that our team can enable it for you.
You may then proceed and make the Captioning request.
Once captioning has been completed, log into your CaptionSync account and download the .PROD.TXT output file. For an example of the .PROD.TXT file produced by CaptionSync, see the sample attached at the end of this tutorial.
Displaying Captions in Articulate:
Open the Articulate application and go to the presentation that should be captioned. Open the .PROD.TXT file in a text editor software. Note the beginning and end time of the slide, and copy and paste the associated text from the .PROD.TXT file into the Presenter notes. Presenter notes can be displayed as a sidebar box, or you can add a notes button at the bottom of the player, which will pop-up when selected. Articulate Support's video tutorial on this topic shows in detail how to configure both options.