How do I add an audio file or narration to my iPoster?

Add narrations, interviews or other audio content

There are two ways to use Audio Presentations in your iPoster:

  • You can explain specific aspects of your research and include interviews or other recordings by using the INSERT AUDIO button in each of the Content boxes.

  • You can present an overview of your work or take visitors on a guided tour, by using the NARRATION button on your template’s Main Toolbar. Visitors will be able to explore your iPoster as they listen to your presentation.

    Follow these 4 steps

    1. Record your audio file. You can use your mobile device or a more sophisticated system, but we recommend using a microphone. It’s a good idea to rehearse your readings before recording and review them after you’ve recorded! Are they clear and easy to understand? Recordings should be no longer than 6 -8 minutes. 

    2. The iPoster System only accepts audio files in MP3 format. If you can’t record in MP3 format, you’ll need to convert your files to MP3. This is easy to do using one of the free on-line file-format converters.  Here is a simple one that we have tested: freeconvert.com 

    3. Insert your audio into your iPoster 

    For Narration:

    If you want to add a general audio presentation for your whole iPoster, click on the NARRATION (in some systems it is called AUDIO PRESENTATION) button on the Main Toolbar. An upload dialogue will open up. You can either browse your computer or drag and drop the audio file into the “Choose audio file“ field.

    For Audio files within content boxes:

    In the content box place your cursor in the position you want the audio file to display. Click on the INSERT AUDIO button in the formatting menu at the top of the  Content Box. An upload dialogue will open up. You can either browse your computer or drag and drop the audio file into the field.

    4. Test your file in Preview. If you added a general audio presentation using the NARRATION button on the Main Toolbar, you will see that a button for NARRATION appears at the bottom of your iPoster. If you added a file within a Content Box, you’ll see a Play arrow.