The "Play CD Audio Track" command is not available on the ribbon in PowerPoint 2010

Summary

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, the command Play CD Audio Track is not available from the Audio drop-down list in the Media group on the Insert tab of the ribbon. If you want to play a music track from an audio CD, we recommend that you transfer the audio track that you want to play to an MP3 audio file format. You can use Windows Media Player or another, similar program to create the MP3 file. For more information about how to transfer tracks from a CD to MP3 files, see the Windows Media Player Help topic "Rip music from a CD."

More Information

How to insert an MP3 audio file into a PowerPoint presentation

To insert an MP3 audio file into your PowerPoint 2010 presentation, follow these steps:
  1. On the slide to which you want to add the audio track, click the Insert tab, and then in the Media group, under Audio, click Audio from File.
  2. Select the MP3 file that contains the audio track, and then click Insert.
  3. Under Audio Tools, click the Playback tab.
  4. In the Audio Options group, on the Start drop-down list, select either Automatically, On Click, or Play across slides, depending on how you want play the file.
  5. Click to select the Hide During Show check box.
  6. If you want the audio track to play continuously, click to select the Loop until stopped check box.

How to add the "Play CD Audio Track" command to the "Insert" tab

If you want to add the Play CD Audio Track command back to the Insert tab, you must create a custom group and then add the command to the new group. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options in the navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane of the PowerPoint Options window, click Customize Ribbon.
  3. In the Customize the ribbon column, in the Main Tabs list, expand Insert, and then select Media.
  4. Under the Main Tabs list, click New Group. The new group named New Group (Custom) is inserted under the Media group.
  5. Click Rename, type CD Audio, and then click OK.
  6. In the Choose command from drop-down list, select All commands.
  7. Locate and then select the Play CD Audio Track command, and then click the Add button. The command appears under the new CD Audio group.
  8. Click OK.
The new group CD Audio together with the command Play CD Audio Track is displayed on the right side of the Media group.
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Artikel-id: 982977 – senaste granskning 13 dec. 2012 – revision: 1

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