Edit and Delete Audio

Captivate includes a basic built-in audio editor, so you can make adjustments to audio after it's been imported and added to objects and slides.

Adjust Audio Volume

  1. Click Audio on the menu bar.
  2. Select Edit.
  3. Select an audio location.
    Adjust Audio Volume
  4. Click the Adjust Volume button.
  5. Click and drag the Volume slider to raise or lower the volume level.
  6. Click OK.
    Adjust Audio Volume
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Close.
    Adjust Audio Volume

Insert Silence

Next, let's see how to insert a period of silence into an audio clip.

  1. Click the Options tab.
  2. Click the Edit Audio button.
    Insert Silence
  3. The Slide Audio dialog box opens. Depending on how long the slide's audio file is, you may need to zoom out to see the waveform better.

  4. Place the playhead where you want to insert silence.
  5. Click the Click Insert Silence button.
    Insert Silence
  6. Specify how much silence to insert.
  7. Click OK.
    Insert Silence
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Close.
    Insert Silence

The audio file is saved, and there's now an extra second of silence added. The name of the audio file is also changed in the library, to indicate that it's been edited.

Trim Audio

  1. Click the Library tab.
  2. Select an audio file in the library.
  3. Click the Edit button.
    Trim Audio
  4. Select a section of audio on the waveform.
  5. Click the Delete button.
    Trim Audio
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Close.
    Trim Audio

Remove Audio

  1. Click Audio on the menu bar.
  2. Select Remove.
  3. Select an audio location to remove.
    Remove Audio
  4. Click Yes.
    Remove Audio

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