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Controlling When a Clip Will Play
On Click. Sets up a trigger animation so that the sound plays when you click its
With Previous. Plays the sound simultaneously with the previous anima-
tion (if any) or with the transition if it is the fi rst animation. For this to work,
Automatically must be set for the start value on the Audio Tools Playback tab.
After Previous. Plays the sound automatically after the previous animation (if
any). For this to work, Automatically must be set for the start value on the Audio
Tools Playback tab.
These same options are available by right-clicking the clip’s name on the Animation pane. A
menu opens; click the desired setting, as shown in Figure 14.10.
FIGURE 14.10
An audio clip can be set to play on click, after the previous animation event, or simultane-
ously with the previous animation event.
If there are no other animated events on the slide, the “previous event” is the slide itself
appearing, and the effect is identical to Start After Previous. The difference is apparent
only if you have multiple animation events on the slide; this setting enables you to syn-
chronize multiple events to occur simultaneously. Chapter 16 covers this in more detail.
When specifying a start point on the Audio Tools Playback tab, choosing On Click starts
the sound fi le when you click the mouse anywhere on the slide, even if you do not click the
sound icon itself. If you want the sound to play only when the sound icon is clicked (the
default when you insert a sound), make sure a trigger is set up for it. To check this out,
right-click the sound’s entry in the Animation pane and choose Timing. Then in the Play
Audio dialog box, click Triggers if needed to expand the Triggers options, select the Start
Effect on Click Of option button, and make sure the sound clip’s name is chosen from the
drop-down list. See Figure 14.11.
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