Best practice to merge a lot of slides

Problem: merging many slides
I have an extensive presentation, over 200 slides, that I want to merge with video clips. What is the best way to do this? Can this program handle them all at once? I want to be sure that I get the best result. There is a lot of work at stake. Also, should I make this a responsive project before or after merging? Thank you

ActivePresenter version: 8

OS: Catalina 10.15.7


Hi Tony,

I’m sorry that I’m not quite sure what you mean about merging slides with video clips. However, let me give you some information about videos and slides in ActivePresenter.

Adding videos to slides also mean that you “merge” them together. If your presentation consists of many slides (e.g., 200 slides) and you wish to incorporate video clips into specific sections, you can easily insert the videos into the desired slides or create new slides to add the videos.

When exporting your presentation to a video or an HTML5 output, all your slides will be seamlessly come together. So it’s easier for you to edit your presentation when it is devided into smaller parts (multiple slides) rather than having all the content merged into one slide.

However, it’s essential to consider the project size, as larger projects may require a powerful computer to handle efficiently.

Regarding the responsive project, the HTML5 output of a normal project in ActivePresenter is already self-scaled on the screen, making it responsive by default. Responsive projects are only suitable when you need different layouts for your content (rearrange content) to be displayed on various screen sizes (portrait or landscape) across multiple devices. In such cases, you’ll need to manually edit each layout to ensure optimal display.

When dealing with responsive projects, starting the layout design from the beginning will be more straightforward, as it helps avoid complications that may arise from merging too many objects afterward.

If you have any further questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Thank you for your insights; it answers a lot of questions. One issue is unclear to me; people may view the course on various devices; when you stated I would need to edit each layout manually, are you referring to the total project or each slide? By the way, the project is edited. I don’t know if that matters. Thanks, Hang.

Hi Tony,

I hope you’re having a great day. I just returned to work after the weekends.

For your information, when creating a new responsive project or converting a normal project to a responsive one, you need to manually edit each slide layout as the content and objects may vary from slide to slide.
To better understand how responsive projects work, you can take a look at our Cherry Blossom sample project on the Start Page of ActivePresenter, under the “Samples” tab. In this project, each slide’s content is arranged in five different layouts:

For instance, let’s compare the content between mobile portrait and mobile landscape views. In a responsive project, you’ll need to adjust the slide content/rearrange object positions manually to ensure it fits each layout accordingly like this:

However, if you don’t intend to modify the content for different layouts, that is, if object positions remain consistent across all device screens (portrait or landscape), then using a normal project in ActivePresenter should suffice. For example, the slide content will be scaled to fit the mobile portrait screen size, but the layout will remain the same in mobile landscape, tablet landscape or any other modes:

I hope this clarifies the process for creating responsive projects and normal projects in ActivePresenter. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out.

Have a productive day!

Best regards,

Greetings, Hang, and thank you for the clear explanation; it was beneficial. My next question, for now, is, can I create and or insert a PDF or link through AP? And can you add elements to a project once it is exported from AP? I searched and found nothing regarding PDFs in the manual. Thanks again, Hang.

Thank you, Tony.

I’m glad that my explanation has been helpful in clarifying matters.

Regarding your question, yes, you can insert a PDF file or link by using the Insert Hyperlink feature available in the Home tab or the Resources section within the Player Settings. For a more information, please refer to this tutorial video:


Awesome!! Thank you, Hang. Have a great evening.

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