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Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 97 and 2000 for Windows

Learn how to loop a sound clip across specific slides in PowerPoint 97 and 2000.


Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 97 and 2000
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / 98

Date Created: June 26th 2008
Last Updated: February 26th 2009







Remember: As far as possible, work with a presentation that has been saved at least once; then copy any sound/music file you want to loop to the same folder as the presentation as shown in Figure 1 -- and then follow these steps.

PowerPoint presentation and sound file
Figure 1: PowerPoint presentation and sound file

Follow these steps to loop a music (or any sound) file across slides in PowerPoint 97 and 2000:

    1. Navigate the first slide of the presentation and choose Insert | Movies And Sounds | Sound From File… as shown in Figure 2.

      Sound from file
      Figure 2: Sound from file

    2. This opens Insert Sound dialog box as shown in Figure 3. Navigate to the sound track you want to insert and click OK.

      Note: PowerPoint allows you to insert several types of sounds in various formats -- but WAV, WMA, and MP3 work best.


      Insert Sound
      Figure 3: Insert Sound

    3. This will insert the sound in the slide -- Figure 4 shows the inserted sound icon that you'll probably find right in the center of the slide and at the same time PowerPoint brings up a message window, asking do you want the sound to play automatically in the slideshow. Choose Yes.

      Play automatically
      Figure 4: Play automatically

    4. Right click the sound icon and choose Custom Animation (see Figure 5).

      Right-click menu
      Figure 5: Right-click menu

    5. This will open the Custom Animation dialog box as shown in Figure 6, in the Multimedia Settings, Check the "Play using animation order" option and under While playing choose the Continue slide show radio button. For the Stop playing option, choose After and type 999 (refer to figure 6).

      Multimedia Settings
      Figure 6: Multimedia Settings

      Note: You type 999 here since that's the largest number that PowerPoint will allow you to add here.


      When done, click OK to get back to your slide.

    6. Right click the sound icon again and choose the Edit Sound Object as shown in Figure 7.

      Edit Sound Object
      Figure 7: Edit Sound Object

    7. This brings up the Sound Options dialog box (see Figure 8).

      Sound Options
      Figure 8: Sound Options

      Under Play options check the Loop until stopped box (highlighted in red) and click OK.

    8. In all versions of PowerPoint, you might see a sound icon on the slide where you inserted the sound - if you don't like the icon on the slide, just drag it to anywhere off the slide - your sound shall still play fine.

    9. Save your presentation often!

See Also:

Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Sound Across Specific Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Sound Across Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
Sound Across Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Sound Across Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows
Sound Across Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint X for Mac

 

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