Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Setting a Clip to Play on Mouse Click or Mouse Over
The Play Across Slides check box enables the sound to continue to play even
if the presentation advances to the next slide (or more). The default is to play
across 999 slides; you will learn how to specify a different number of slides in
the next section.
The Loop Until Stopped check box makes the sound play continuously until you
move to another slide on which it does not play. By default the sound plays only
The Hide During Show check box hides the sound icon in Slide Show view.
The Rewind After Playing check box is available for sounds, but it doesn’t do
much. Rewinding leaves the clip at its start point, rather than its end point,
after playback. For a video, this makes a difference because it controls which
frame of the video remains on-screen after playback; for audio that’s not an
Coni gure basic playback options on the Audio Tools Playback tab.
The most popular reason for adjusting these settings is to make a music clip play in
the background across multiple slides. To do this, you adjust four settings: set Start to
Automatically, turn on Play Across Slides, turn on Loop Until Stopped, and turn on Hide
During Show. As a shortcut, PowerPoint provides a Play in Background button on the Audio
Tools Playback tab. Click that button to automatically apply all four of those settings at
once. This Audio Styles feature is new in PowerPoint 2013; there is only the one audio style,
but it’s a useful one. (Unfortunately, you can’t create your own audio styles.)
Setting a Clip to Play on Mouse Click or Mouse Over
Even if you set up a clip to play automatically, it still will play (or replay) if you click it.
That’s because, by default, it has an action setting applied to it that plays it on-click.
Action settings are a form of trigger animation. They set up the clip to be triggered (to
play) when something happens — for example, when they are clicked or touched with the
mouse. (Chapter 16 covers trigger animations in more detail.)
The Action Settings dialog box for a clip is accessed via the Insert
Action command. The
dialog box has two tabs: Mouse Click and Mouse Over. Each tab is identical in its controls.
With them, you can defi ne what happens when someone clicks the icon and when someone
rolls the mouse over the icon (without clicking).
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