Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. When you preview your presentation, everything plays smooth as silk until--there is a click-activated animation on slide 12. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated. Uh-oh.
That's where synchronization comes in. In Adobe Presenter, you can synchronize slide animation with the imported audio in just a few mouse clicks.
Start with the animated slide active in PowerPoint's Normal view. The animation in my example slide is a simple text build, with each bullet point appearing on mouse click.
From the Presenter tab on the Ribbon, go to the Audio group and click the Sync button.
The presentation opens in Slideshow view, and the Synchronize dialog box opens. At the left, click the green Sync-change timings button.
The audio begins to play, and the Next animation tool becomes available.
When the audio mentions the next bullet point, click the Next animation tool to cue the animation.
Click through the remaining animations on the slide, then click the square Stop button.
Now that you have synchronized the audio with the animations, click the Play button to review your work. The slide audio plays, and the animations occur at the points where you clicked. If you are satisfied with the results, click Save. Otherwise, click Discard and try again.
Close the Synchronize dialog box and you'll find that your project now sports perfectly synchronized audio and animations.
Note: You could synchronize a longer audio clip across multiple slides. However, for ease of corrections and updates, the best practice is to have a separate audio clip for each slide.