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powerpoint background sound

by panther23 / April 7, 2006 4:05 PM PDT

Hello,

I am making a powerpoint presentation. I have about 70 slides, and I would like to put a background sound when I present the powerpoint. Is there a way to do it besides to open windows media player to play the music while the powerpoint is up?

any help is appreciated.

P

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Sounds or Music
by fredsteigman / April 7, 2006 5:19 PM PDT

If you want to put clippings per slide , then you can click Insert -> Sound in powerpoint.

I think that will do what you want.

Cheers !

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Not a good idea
by joesmithers06 / April 8, 2006 1:30 AM PDT

There are VERY few times when such a thing is a good idea. So few in fact, that you may as well say it's NEVER a good idea.

One of two things is likely to happen with some sort of background track. Either it has to be kept at such a low volume as to allow you to be heard clearly over it, that most people will simply tune it out, or it will become a distraction from the content of your presentation.

It's generally a bad idea to include any sort of sounds in a presentation at all. They end up detracting from the overall experience, and people tend to think in the back of their minds about why you need so many gimmicks, can't your presentation stand on its own merits. If you're going to include any sounds, they should be set up so that you have to click on something to initiate them, so you can work something into the presentation about it. It gives people a chance to prepare, rather than just ambushing them with it.

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Thanks for all the inputs
by panther23 / April 8, 2006 7:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Not a good idea

Thanks for all the inputs about the background music.

I think i have some ideas about the presentation from the replys.

Thanks a lot!
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