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When you embed sound files in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation, the size of the presentation file may not increase as much as expected. Additionally, when you view the slide show on another computer that does not contain all the linked files, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Cannot find the specified file. Make sure the path and filename are correct.
This issue occurs because only .wav files can be embedded in PowerPoint 2007 presentations. All other types of sound files are linked to the presentation. If .wav files exceed the file-size limit, the .wav files are also linked. They are not embedded.
To work around this issue, use one or more of the following methods.
Method 1: Convert sound files to .wav filesUse a sound program to convert the sound files into .wav files.
Method 2: Embed sound files in the presentationEmbed the larger .wav files into your presentation, and then play them back on a different computer. Then, you will not need to copy each sound file separately. To do this, increase the Max Sound File Size setting.
To use this method, follow these steps:
Method 3: Use the "Package for CD" featureUse the Package for CD feature to bundle all the presentation and associated sound files. Then, unpack these files into a directory on the new computer before you run the presentation.
To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 913654 - Last Review: October 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.4