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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Multimedia Editor Software (ActivePresenter, Audacity)Tips and Tricks

ActivePresenter is all-in-one screencasting, video editing, and eLearning authoring software, which has lots outstanding features to design interactive eLearing courses or create a power screen recorder videos. 

Free Edition is free of charge (freeware). It is used for trial and non-commercial purposes. It includes most of the basic features to edit video and allows exporting projects to images or videos. Users can test all features of ActivePresenter without any functionality and time restrictions. It only adds a watermark on the output of non-free features.


 Currently, as is Sep 2022, it support Windows and MacOS platforms.

ActivePresenter for Windows

ActivePresenter 8.5.8

Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (64-bit only)

(Released: July 28, 2022)

ActivePresenter for Windows

ActivePresenter for macOS 8.5.8

macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11 (64-bit Intel CPU only)

(Released: July 28, 2022)

Export Part of Audio or Video

1 Select Part of Audio or Video you want to export

2 Paste it into a new slide

3 Right click the clip

4 Export it to a file

Convert Video to MP3 Audio

Separate Vocal from Background Music

Add Text Typing Animation By Letter or Word

Step 1: Select the Text Caption object.

Step 2: Open the Animations tab. You can choose the types of animation effects among four built-in effects (EntranceExitEmphasis, and Motion Path) and effect options (if any). 

Now I want to add a typewriter effect to text, so I will use the entrance Appear effect. By default, this entrance effect is automatically added to the time bars of the inserted objects in a project. It is presented by a green triangle. 

By default, this entrance effect is automatically added to the time bars of the inserted objects in a project.

Step 3: Double-click the green triangle to open the settings dialog. Here is a Text Animation section, allowing you to apply the animation effect to the text.

Add animation effects for text

To animate text, do the following:

  1. In the Animate Text spin box, select either By Letter or By Word options. That means each letter/ word of the whole text will appear in turn.     
  2. Set the delay value for the time between letters or words appearing by doing one of the following:
  • Click the up or down arrow in the delay box to increase/decrease the delay time.
  • Enter a new value in the delay box. 

3. Click OK to apply.

Note: Except for the Appear and Disappear effects which have no duration, when you add other animation effects to an object, take note of the following:

  • The delay time between letters or words appearing is set by the percent of animation duration of the object, other than seconds.
  • Other animation effects will be presented in the Timeline as effect time bars (colored rectangles). After closing the animation settings dialog, you can change the delay time by dragging the text effect time bar (the transparent bar) in the Timeline. 
Change the delay time by dragging the text effect time bar (the transparent bar) in the Timeline.

Remove Animation Effects of Text

If you no longer need animation effects of text, you can easily remove them by opening the settings dialog mentioned earlier. In the Animate Text spin box, select None

So, all things considered. Let’s explore your creativity with animated texts with ActivePresenter 8. Animating text has never been so easy than ever. Don’t hesitate to download ActivePresenter 8 right now and try it and share with us your result. Also, feel free to contact us at any time you need help.

Audacity - Record Computer Sound

Sometimes, you might need to record the sounds from your system. Here is a setting for Audacity and your OS system to make it working. 

To get Audacity to record system audio outputs, here is the settings.

For my local playback device, I choose a one which is not speaker. During playing back the sound, you will need to select one not having sound out. If I choose others, Audacity will not record any sound. 

To generate playback sound, I am using this tool to convert text to human sound:

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