When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide (Audio > Import to > Slide). Why? By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. You will be able to edit the audio clip by double-clicking the waveform on the Timeline. And you'll be able to control when the audio begins to play by simply dragging the waveform left or right on the Timeline.
Which brings me to the subject of this week's article. In the image below, a voiceover clip has been added to a slide, and the audio has been set to play just when the slide appears.
While allowing audio to play when the slide appears on the learner's screen isn't wrong, there is a potential drawback... the first syllable of audio can get cut off.
Solving the problem is simple. Drag the waveform right on the Timeline so that the voiceover is delayed by a fraction of a second or so (as shown in the image below).
While it may not seem like such a big deal, even a slight audio delay can prevent the first part of clip from being dropped after the slide has appeared.