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asked 2013-05-02 02:49:47 +0200

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How to get a music in powerpoint to play till the end of the slide? My music only plays in my first slide.

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answered 2013-05-02 19:26:45 +0200

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updated 2013-05-02 19:27:21 +0200

http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3032

Copied from that thread, thank you acknak:

1) File > New > Presentation > Create (new presentation with all default settings)

2) Panel at right: Slide Transition > Modify Transition > Sound = "apert" (fourth in the drop down list)

You should hear a short (~2s) sound at this point, as the effect is "previewed". If you don't hear it, try the "Play" button at the bottom of the Slide Transition panel. If that doesn't work, then OOo is not able to play sounds and you have to fix that before proceeding.

3) Slide Transition > Modify Transition > Sound = "Other sound" > (select your long music file).

You may or may not hear the preview for this, it depends on whether your music file has a quiet leader at the beginning. If the audio starts right away, you should hear it. If the audio starts after 1-2s of silence, you won't hear anything.

4) Click "Slide show" (bottom of the Slide Transition panel) or F5.

You should hear the music start. It will continue to play even after you advance to the next slide (which is the black "End of show" screen. Advance again to end the show and the music should stop.

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Actually, you may find that you have to ensure that each subsequent slide is set to "no sound" to ensure it doesn't stop unexpectedly. Be cautious copying slides because they carry the transition with them. If you reach a slide at which you wish the sound to stop, set the sound transition to "Stop previous sound" :-)

revderek gravatar imagerevderek ( 2013-05-03 21:59:53 +0200 )edit

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