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How to play music or sounds across multiple slides in PowerPoint 2002 and in PowerPoint 2003

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This article was previously published under Q322073
For a Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 version of this article, see 198214.

For a Microsoft PowerPoint 98 Macintosh Edition, PowerPoint 2001 for Macintosh version of this article, see 188734.

For a Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows version of this article, see 176565.
This article describes how to play music or sounds (audio files) across multiple slides in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 presentation or in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 presentation.
To play music or sounds across multiple slides in a presentation, follow these steps:
  1. Click the slide where you want the music or sounds to start.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click Sound from File.
  3. Click the sound file that you want to use, and then click OK.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes to play the sound automatically.
  5. Right-click the sound that now appears on your slide, and then click Custom Animation.
  6. In the Custom Animation task pane, right-click the media file on the list, click Effect Options, and then click the Effect tab.
  7. Under Stop playing, specify the options that you want, and then click OK.
  8. Close the Custom Animation task pane.
  9. Right-click the sound, and then click Edit Sound Object.
  10. Click to select the Loop until stopped check box, and then click OK.
  11. Run your presentation.
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Article ID: 322073 - Last Review: 05/07/2007 21:28:18 - Revision: 1.5

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