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    Music in Powerpoint Presentation (97 and 2000)

    I have never attempted this before but we created a presentation today that we want to use at an 80th. birthday party for my friend's father on Sunday and we wanted to add music from a CD. We selected Insert/Movies & Sounds/Play CD Audio Track. I then clicked on Loop and clicked OK. I then received a message asking if we wanted the sound to play automatically or when we clicked it and I selected automatically.

    A CD icon appeared in my first slide and the music began to play until I selected Slide Show - at which point it stopped! When the slide show started, I clicked the icon again, the mustic started but then the slide show did not loop to the next slide. If I tried to move from slide to slide manually, the music stopped.

    Can anyone help us get this to a point where we can play the CD continuously throughout the slide show?

    Thanks much

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    Re: Music in Powerpoint Presentation (97 and 2000)

    Does the tip in <!post=this post, 135751>this post<!/post> help? It is for sound files, but the same should apply to CD Audio Tracks too.

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    Re: Music in Powerpoint Presentation (97 and 2000)

    Be sure to let us know if it works. --Still Speakerless Sam
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    Re: Music in Powerpoint Presentation (97 and 2000)

    <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> Sam again, with a new computer and speakers. <img src=/S/eargear.gif border=0 alt=eargear width=20 height=20> Just reporting that the link Hans posted does indeed work. However, there is one "feature" (ie a bug): if you add timings and put the show into a continuous loop, then the CD restarts whenever the show restarts. If that is not acceptable, then there is one (ugly) work-around:
    (1)put the CD icon on a first slide by itself and set the timing to be very short (00:00.1)
    (2) Measure the amount of time on the CD and divide by the amount of time for the show
    (3) Create a custom show: first add all of the slides, then add all of the slides except the first, repeat previous step until all of the CD time is used up.
    (4) Tweak the timings of the custom show so that the CD and the show end at the same time, so when the show restarts the CD restart will be acceptable.
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    Re: Music in Powerpoint Presentation (97 and 2000)

    Thanks to all for heading us in the right direction. This is what worked with Office 2000:

    Open your PowerPoint presentation and be sure you are on Slide No. 1
    Select Insert
    Select Movies and Sounds
    Select Play CD Audio Track
    Click OK on the Movies and Sound Options pop-up
    When you are asked if you want the sound to play automatically, click Yes
    A small CD icon should now appear in the middle of the first slide; click on it to select it.
    Select Slide Show
    Select Custom Animation
    On the Multimedia Settings tab (your version may call it

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