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How to embed a midi file in PowerPoint 2000?

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I can't embed a midi file in my Powerpoint 2000 slide show (I need it playing during the complete show not in only one slide).
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by:Richard_Tweed
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Click Insert > Movies and Sounds > Sound from file.

Select the midi file from wherever you have saved it to.

Powerpoint will now ask whether you want it to play on slide open, or if you want to click it.

If this doesn't solve the problem, please post back
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by:julito
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Richard

the procedure you posted do not embed a midi file (but it should!) it  only links to the midi file.

It means we have to send the .pps file AND the midi file (and to be careful to put the midi file in the same directory we have the pps when we link it, otherwise Powerpoint will look it in the absolute path in the other machine)
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by:julito
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I already knew that link. I's not useful to solve my trouble because I just try to embed a midi file and the link shows code for programmers I think.

Besides that the link doesn´t  give a solution to embed it only tell us how to modify the path to the linked file using that VBA code. See this from the link you offered:

"...If the MIDI file is located in another directory, then a fully qualified file path will be created to link to the file.

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You cannot edit the link to the MIDI file through the Links dialog box. You can only modify it with a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro."

It's no my problem to change a path, my problem is to embed a midi file!.
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by:julito
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It seems the trouble have not solution...  

From http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Q_20908806.html

"No files except WAV files can be embedded within any PowerPoint presentation.

You can however, place the MIDI file in the same folder as the presentation even before you insert it. Then, first save the presentation so that it has a location - then insert the MIDI file. Save again.

Once you are done with your presentation, you can copy the entire folder along with the MIDI file and any other linked files. The folder can also be zipped and sent by email or burnt onto a CD. You can also create an EXE file from the presentation - this would meet your requirement of having the MIDI in a single file:

PowerPoint 2003 to EXE - http://snipurl.com/pp2003toexe
PowerPoint 2002 and earlier to EXE - http://snipurl.com/pp2002toexe "
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julito,
It looks like your last comment is the solution to the question. Would you like a refund of your points, or do you want to keep the question open a little while longer?
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Byundt

I agree my own answer is the right answer but let's play this game:

I've increased the offered points to 1500
Let's keep the question open exactly one more week and in case no activity you close it and refund me the 1500 points.
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julito,
You can't award more than 500 points for a question, but I'm glad to keep it open to see if additional ideas are posted.
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