How to create a playlist that loops continuously

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When you run a playlist (.lst) file in Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97 and you select the option of Loop Continuously until ESC, when the presentations are placed on separate lines, each presentation loops (reruns) until you press ESC. For example, if your playlist file contains the following list:
  • Pres1.ppt
  • Pres2.ppt
  • Pres3.ppt
When you run the playlist, PowerPoint Viewer runs Pres1.ppt until the ESCkey is pressed and then it runs the next presentation until the ESC key is pressed.

This article describes how to loop through a series of presentations,rather than one at a time. Using this method you will press ESC after theseries runs instead of after each presentation.
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To run a series of presentations, separate the file names with a space(press the SPACEBAR). For example:
Pres1.ppt Pres2.ppt Pres3.ppt Pres5.ppt Pres4.ppt				
NOTE: If you are using long file names, which contain spaces, enclose thefile names in quotation marks. For example:
"Presentation 1.ppt" "Presentation 2.ppt" "Presentation 3.ppt"				
The playlist file can contain multiple series of presentations. For example: Pres1.ppt Pres2.ppt Pres3.pptApres1.ppt Apres2.pptBpres.ppt Cpres.ppt Dpres.pptWhen you run the playlist file, PowerPoint Viewer will loop throughPres1.ppt, Pres2.ppt, and Pres3.ppt. When you press ESC, PowerPointViewer will loop through Apres1.ppt and Apres2.ppt. When you press ESCagain, PowerPoint Viewer will loop through Bpres.PPT, Cpres.ppt andDpres.ppt, until it is finished.

For more information about creating play lists, click the OfficeAssistant, type "playlist," click Search, and then click to view "Createa play list to run presentations from the PowerPoint Viewer."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button onthe Standard toolbar.

For information about using command line switches with play lists, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:For more information about using command-line switches with playlists, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176678 Using command-line switches with playlist files
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 How to add/remove a single Office program or component
8.0 play list playlists loop continuous PPT97

Article ID: 171681 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 18:11:00 - Revision: 2.0

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