Question: Is there some way to have an object appear and disappear multiple times in a timeline without having to duplicated it and place it on a new row in the time-line?
Situaion: I have two animated gifs I am using during a 4 minute audio exchange between two speakers. I want one gif to play as one person speaks and the other gif to play as the other person speaks. It's the same thing showing up over and over again.
Current set up: I have 28 duplicate gifs on one side of a slide (all alighned) and each one has audio file attached to it. I have another 28 duplicate gifs (all aligned) each with audio attached for the other side of the slide. I then moved each gif to play in sequence going from one side to the other.
Issue: I hate the gigantic timeline with 60 little pieces plus all my other elements on that slide.
Other thoughts for clarification:
Is everything automatic or does the learner interact with something to switch speakers?
If there is learner interaction to switch speakers, you could attach the show and hide actions to those.
They are much faster to copy and paste with a quick adjustment of the time element than to go through all the clicks needed through advanced action. GUI.
Or you could throw your audio and images into a video and put that on a slide. Then you can be sure the images show at the correct time in respect to the audio.