Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
Learn how to loop a sound clip across specific slides in PowerPoint 2008.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2008
OS: Mac OS X
Date Created: June 26th 2008
Last Updated: February 26th 2009
Figure 1: PowerPoint presentation and sound file
Follow these steps to loop a music (or any sound) file across slides in PowerPoint 2008 on the Mac:
- Navigate to the slide where you want the sound to
begin playing, which is usually the first slide of the
presentation. Go to Insert | Movies and Sounds | Sound
from File as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Sound from file
Locate the sound file you want to play, and click Insert, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Insert Sound
PowerPoint will prompt you if you want to have the sound on the slide play automatically, as shown in
Figure 4: Play automatically
Control-click (or right-click) the sound icon placed in the center of the slide, and choose Custom Animation from the
contextual menu as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Right-click menu
This brings up the Custom Animation palette that you can see in Figure 6. Click the triangle next to the Media
panel to reveal the panel (again refer Figure 6).
Figure 6: Custom Animation
As you can see in Figure 6, I have changed the Stop playing after option to 999 slides since that's the
largest number that PowerPoint allows you to type in.
Now with the sound icon on your slide still selected, choose View | Formatting Palette as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7: View menu
This brings up the Formatting Palette as shown in Figure 8. Change the Play option to Across Slides, and check the Loop Until Stopped option as well.
Figure 8: Formatting Palette
- 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.
- Save your presentation often!
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