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Underlying PowerPoint slide flashes during the first frame of each new slide

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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My project was created from a PowerPoint presentation. Over each slide, I inserted a video starting from the very FIRST FRAME. However, when going through the published training, each time I click to advance to the next slide, the underlying slide of the next slide flashes for the first frame before the video appears.

 

It's a very quick flash, but it's very unprofessional and distracting for a user/learner. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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Community Expert , Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

Starting a Captivate e-learning project with PowerPoint puts you at somewhat of a disadvantage and leads to many annoying issues.  It has never really been the recommended way to use Captivate.

 

To help with your current problem I would suggest you do not have the videos on each slide hard up against the end of the slide timelines.  Try adding a short gap at each end.  Even a tenth of a second might be enough. 

 

You could also try using the options on the Timing tab that fade objects in or out

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Starting a Captivate e-learning project with PowerPoint puts you at somewhat of a disadvantage and leads to many annoying issues.  It has never really been the recommended way to use Captivate.

 

To help with your current problem I would suggest you do not have the videos on each slide hard up against the end of the slide timelines.  Try adding a short gap at each end.  Even a tenth of a second might be enough. 

 

You could also try using the options on the Timing tab that fade objects in or out to see if having a gentle half second fade in at either end of the video helps prevent the jarring effect.

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Thank you. Applying a fade to the underlying PowerPoint slide seems to solve the flashing issue by replacing it with a nice white fade.

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