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My slide won't transition while playing a sound file.

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I'm working with powerpoint 2002 and my problem is that the sound file,

a music wav file, plays out before the next slide comes up. I have the

slide set to start 24 seconds into the music, the slide is set to

transition after 4 seconds, and the animation is set to go with the

music. I've changed the setting to start at the beginning instead of

24 seconds into it, but that doesn't make the slide transition

properly. This is a graduation slideshow and I am on a time crunch so

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Play sounds across multiple slides (A WAV runs through it)

      http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00047.htm

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      Echo [MS PPT MVP]

      http://www.echosvoice.com

      <srmejia.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

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      > I'm working with powerpoint 2002 and my problem is that the sound file,

      > a music wav file, plays out before the next slide comes up. I have the

      > slide set to start 24 seconds into the music, the slide is set to

      > transition after 4 seconds, and the animation is set to go with the

      > music. I've changed the setting to start at the beginning instead of

      > 24 seconds into it, but that doesn't make the slide transition

      > properly. This is a graduation slideshow and I am on a time crunch so

      > any help would be greatly appreciated.

      >

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:49:00 GMT
    • Adding one or two details...

      This is someone who contacted me and I sent here. Sound is set to play for

      100 slides, but still doesn't transition. I know I have heard of this

      problem before, but just can't remember what we did with it. Anyone else

      remember?

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      Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft MVP PowerPoint and OneNote

      Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint - Available now from Holy Macro! Books

      Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com

      I believe life is meant to be lived. But:

      if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we lived

      <srmejia.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      news:1118054008.737360.132760.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

      > I'm working with powerpoint 2002 and my problem is that the sound file,

      > a music wav file, plays out before the next slide comes up. I have the

      > slide set to start 24 seconds into the music, the slide is set to

      > transition after 4 seconds, and the animation is set to go with the

      > music. I've changed the setting to start at the beginning instead of

      > 24 seconds into it, but that doesn't make the slide transition

      > properly. This is a graduation slideshow and I am on a time crunch so

      > any help would be greatly appreciated.

      >

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:50:00 GMT
    • Try setting it to 999 instead of 100. Not sure that will make a difference,

      but it won't hurt to try.

      Poster says that setting the sound to start at the beginning hasn't resolved

      it. That would have been my suggestion, as ISTR there's a bug in at least

      one of the versions of PPT that won't advance slides when the sound is set

      to begin at a time other than the beginning.

      Other than that, I'd suggest deleting and reinserting the sound files based

      on the settings described in the FAQ link (i.e., start at the beginning of

      the sound and stop after 999 slides). I think that's what resolved a similar

      problem for a gentlemen at one of the PPTLive conferences, but I still don't

      know why he should have had to delete and reinsert the sound files to get

      them to work. Just one of them mucking up the works somehow is my guess.

      --

      Echo [MS PPT MVP]

      http://www.echosvoice.com

      "Kathy J" <kathy.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.knotjacobs.phxcoxmail.com> wrote in message

      news:%234j4vDraFHA.1152.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > Adding one or two details...

      > This is someone who contacted me and I sent here. Sound is set to play for

      > 100 slides, but still doesn't transition. I know I have heard of this

      > problem before, but just can't remember what we did with it. Anyone else

      > remember?

      > --

      > Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft MVP PowerPoint and OneNote

      > Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint - Available now from Holy Macro!

      Books

      > Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com

      > I believe life is meant to be lived. But:

      > if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we

      lived

      > <srmejia.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      > news:1118054008.737360.132760.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

      > > I'm working with powerpoint 2002 and my problem is that the sound file,

      > > a music wav file, plays out before the next slide comes up. I have the

      > > slide set to start 24 seconds into the music, the slide is set to

      > > transition after 4 seconds, and the animation is set to go with the

      > > music. I've changed the setting to start at the beginning instead of

      > > 24 seconds into it, but that doesn't make the slide transition

      > > properly. This is a graduation slideshow and I am on a time crunch so

      > > any help would be greatly appreciated.

      > >

      >

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:51:00 GMT
    • In order to try and get the music to play and the slide to transition

      to the next slide, I did try several things...I changed the setting

      from 100 to 999, and I had also tried moving the audio file into

      another slide and having it start there. The music still continued but

      the slide show didn't, the song finishes before the slide transitions.

      The really odd thing is that I originally had the song inserted into a

      slide later in the slideshow and I had no problems playing it. Thanks

      for the help tho, I appreciate it.

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:52:00 GMT
    • Is the file small enough that you could email it to me? I have an idea, but

      don't know if it will work. I think you have my address, but if not - unknot

      the reply address on this post.

      --

      Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft MVP PowerPoint and OneNote

      Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint - Available now from Holy Macro! Books

      Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com

      I believe life is meant to be lived. But:

      if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we lived

      <srmejia.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

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      > In order to try and get the music to play and the slide to transition

      > to the next slide, I did try several things...I changed the setting

      > from 100 to 999, and I had also tried moving the audio file into

      > another slide and having it start there. The music still continued but

      > the slide show didn't, the song finishes before the slide transitions.

      > The really odd thing is that I originally had the song inserted into a

      > slide later in the slideshow and I had no problems playing it. Thanks

      > for the help tho, I appreciate it.

      >

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:53:00 GMT