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How do I add music tracks to an impress slide show?

asked 2019-04-15 20:39:34 +0200

Lewis Beck gravatar image

I put together a slide show in Libre Office Impress and want to put a series of music tracks on it. How do I do that? Many thanks!

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answered 2019-04-16 03:26:42 +0200

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Go to the Insert menu and select "Audio or Video" from the drop down. Navigate to where the file is stored and click open. A little speaker icon will show. The track will play as soon as the slide is opened and stop as soon as the next slide is selected.

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Thank you for getting back to me. Is there a way I can make my audio track play throughout the whole slide show without interruption?

Lewis Beck gravatar imageLewis Beck ( 2019-04-16 21:20:31 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-04-16 05:36:04 +0200

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To add "background" music --- In the View menu select Slide Transition. In the transition sidebar window, Modify Transition - Sound. For a music track select Other sound . . . and a file explorer dialog window comes up where you can locate the desired music file. You can also select the option to Loop until the next sound. When Impress encounters another slide with a sound selected it terminates the current one and starts playing the new one.

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Many thanks for the comeback. I did as you suggested and my audio track starts up for each slide then starts anew for each subsequent one. Is there a way I can make my audio track play throughout the whole slide show without interruption?

Lewis Beck gravatar imageLewis Beck ( 2019-04-16 21:19:55 +0200 )edit

Lewis - it sounds like you may have selected the "Apply Transition to All Sides". That would result in the sound file to restart on each slide. You need to have the first slide with the selected music file and all subsequent slides specifying "No sound." As I noted above, when Impress encounters another slide with a sound selected it terminates the current one and starts playing the new one.

JohnD gravatar imageJohnD ( 2019-04-17 03:32:16 +0200 )edit

1000 thanks, John; got it. You've been a great help! Now what I want to do is, once I've got this show the way I want it, to make it into a movie file I can put on DVD. What might it take to do this?

Lewis Beck gravatar imageLewis Beck ( 2019-04-17 19:29:37 +0200 )edit

Sorry, can't really help with that. It has been previously suggested that a screen recording program could accomplish this, but I have never tried that method. For video making I tend to use a program such as Cyberlink Power Director or Adobe Premier. In the Impress File menu there is an option for exporting as a Macromedia Flash (SWF) file but I have never tried it.

Time for a Google search :)

Good luck

JohnD gravatar imageJohnD ( 2019-04-18 05:25:34 +0200 )edit

No worries, John. You've been very helpful. Good idea on the Google search. Many thanks again!

Lewis Beck gravatar imageLewis Beck ( 2019-04-18 05:45:38 +0200 )edit
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