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Importing an audio file using VBA in Powerpoint and keeping the animation duration constant

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I am trying to attach an audio file to shapes in Powerpoint. I have this part figured out. The problem is that when I attach a file using VBA code, it changes the duration of the animation and messes everything up. Basically I want to create a master Powerpoint with all of the animations and timings, and then I want to be able to import audio files that are attached to various shapes. I have several audio files that I import for each slide, so importing the audio file to begin at the beginning of the slide isn't what I want to do.

Also, does anyone know why went you import an audio file to begin playing at the start of a slide, it waits until half of the duration before it starts playing? I can import them manually and they work fine. But, if I import them using VBA code, the file doesn't start playing until half way through the slide. If I then go in and manually uncheck and then recheck the "Play Across Slides" it works perfectly.  This is driving me crazy.

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Shannon Bowling
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CEO PowerPoint Alchemy

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