How do you play a different song after a song in Microsoft Powerpoint?

Posted on May 27, 2009. Filed under: Powerpoint Tips | Tags: |

If you want the two songs all on one slide…

Insert tab at the top –> Sounds –> Sounds from File –> browse for the song –> ok. Click yes to the question that pops up about playing automatically. Repeat the insert procedure for your second song.

Then click on the Animation tab at the top and click on Custom Animation near the left side to launch the animation palette.

You should see both your songs listed in the palette. Select the second song, go to the top of the palette where there is a pulldown menu (that probably shows After Previous) pull it down and select On Click. Now, in slide show – the first song will play. Then when you click, the first song stops, the second starts. Next click advances you to the next slide.

For X number of slides the first song and X number the second…

Insert the 1st song as above and launch the animation palette. Double click on the song where it is listed in the palette. Under the Effect tab –> Stop Playing –> After –> set it for however many slides you want, let’s say 3.

Go to slide 4 and insert your second song. Set it for however many slides you want it to run for.

These won’t be lovely cross fades – the music will just cut off and on, but it does work.

I was going to play around and see what other kind of control you might have between songs, but my PowerPoint is kind of dead – I’m mid-HUGE-virus problem. Sorry ;-(

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