Set an audio file to play automatically

Follow this procedure to play an audio file automatically when you introduce a slide. These instructions delay the play time by a half a second so it appears that it is playing automatically. However, you can increase the delay time to play the audio if you like.

  1. Select the audio icon on the slide.

  2. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click the Add Animation button.

  3. Under Media, select Play.

  4. To display the Animation pane, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.

  5. In the Animation Pane, click the arrow to the right of the animation, and then click Effect Options.

  6. On the Effect tab under Start Playing, select From beginning.

  7. Under Stop Playing, select After current slide.

  8. On the Timing tab, in the Start list, select With Previous.

  9. In the Delay box, press the up arrow once to play 0.5 seconds.

  10. Click Okay.

  11. To preview and test this, on the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide show group, click From Beginning.

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