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I am new to word and after reading through some of the posts here I realize
most of the MVPs don't have Word 2000 installed anymore but maybe someone can
still help me out.
My current supervisor has assigned me a task to create for him a word
document with text, pictures and music playing upon opening the file. The
latest version of office installed on our work PCs is 2000 and I do not have
any version on my home PC. I have managed to create everything except the
song he wants to play and finally exhaused all my resources. I did manage to
go to the toolbar, Insert; Objects; create from file, and inserted the sound
file (wav format) into my document. But that's as far as my knowledge goes
and I don't know how to make it play when you open the word document. I know
it's in there somewhere because when I click on edit the drop down box has a
sound recorder document object there but going through those options has not
helped me out and I'm stumped. Is this even possible? My employer seems to
be convinced it is and wont take 'I have no idea' for an answer. My job may
be on the line.......can anyone help me with this?
Thank you,
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I am new to word and after reading through some of the posts here I
realize most of the MVPs don't have Word 2000 installed anymore but
maybe someone can still help me out.
My current supervisor has assigned me a task to create for him a word
document with text, pictures and music playing upon opening the file.
The latest version of office installed on our work PCs is 2000 and I
do not have any version on my home PC. I have managed to create
everything except the song he wants to play and finally exhaused all
my resources. I did manage to go to the toolbar, Insert; Objects;
create from file, and inserted the sound file (wav format) into my
document. But that's as far as my knowledge goes and I don't know how
to make it play when you open the word document. I know it's in there
somewhere because when I click on edit the drop down box has a sound
recorder document object there but going through those options has
not helped me out and I'm stumped. Is this even possible? My
employer seems to be convinced it is and wont take 'I have no idea'
for an answer. My job may be on the line.......can anyone help me
with this?
Thank you,


You'd probably need to write an 'On-Open-Document' macro to play the music
file when you open the document. Not exactly sure how you'd do that, but
that is where I think you should start looking...

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I think your job will be safe

See http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=461

The macro there is similar to the version of it reproduced below, however
this one will play the WAV file indicated on opening the document

Option Explicit

'API Class to take care of playing the file
Public Declare Function sndPlaySound32 Lib "winmm.dll" _
Alias "sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, _
ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long

Sub AutoOpen()
'Call Api to play LoadIt.wav which is in the same folder as
'the active document!
Call sndPlaySound32("C:\Path\Soundfile.WAV", 0)
End Sub

read the linked article which explains how to install the macro.

The macro should ideally be saved in the template of the document (not
normal.dot) - as there are macro security issues involved in saving it in
the document itself, which will could mean that the macro will not run.
Users will of course have to have the template installed in order to produce
the required results.

The sound file must be in WAV format - I tested it with a music track ripped
from a CD and it worked fine. You can either use the full path to the WAV
file as here, or put it in the same folder as the document and use the path
shown in the web page.


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Ishmael Goldstein wrote:
I am new to word and after reading through some of the posts here I
realize most of the MVPs don't have Word 2000 installed anymore but
maybe someone can still help me out.
My current supervisor has assigned me a task to create for him a word
document with text, pictures and music playing upon opening the file.
The latest version of office installed on our work PCs is 2000 and I
do not have any version on my home PC. I have managed to create
everything except the song he wants to play and finally exhausted all
my resources. I did manage to go to the toolbar, Insert; Objects;
create from file, and inserted the sound file (wav format) into my
document. But that's as far as my knowledge goes and I don't know how
to make it play when you open the word document. I know it's in there
somewhere because when I click on edit the drop down box has a sound
recorder document object there but going through those options has
not helped me out and I'm stumped. Is this even possible? My
employer seems to be convinced it is and wont take 'I have no idea'
for an answer. My job may be on the line.......can anyone help me
with this?
Thank you,



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Plan B - if you are creating this as a separate auto-playing
document/template, then change the line

Public Declare Function sndPlaySound32 Lib "winmm.dll" _
Alias "sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, _
ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long

to

Private Declare Function sndPlaySound32 Lib "winmm.dll" _
Alias "sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, _
ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long

Note that the document will not be available for editing until the sound
clip has finished.

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My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Graham Mayor wrote:
I think your job will be safe

See http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=461

The macro there is similar to the version of it reproduced below,
however this one will play the WAV file indicated on opening the
document
Option Explicit

'API Class to take care of playing the file
Public Declare Function sndPlaySound32 Lib "winmm.dll" _
Alias "sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, _
ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long

Sub AutoOpen()
'Call Api to play LoadIt.wav which is in the same folder as
'the active document!
Call sndPlaySound32("C:\Path\Soundfile.WAV", 0)
End Sub

read the linked article which explains how to install the macro.

The macro should ideally be saved in the template of the document (not
normal.dot) - as there are macro security issues involved in saving
it in the document itself, which will could mean that the macro will
not run. Users will of course have to have the template installed in
order to produce the required results.

The sound file must be in WAV format - I tested it with a music track
ripped from a CD and it worked fine. You can either use the full path
to the WAV file as here, or put it in the same folder as the document
and use the path shown in the web page.



Ishmael Goldstein wrote:
I am new to word and after reading through some of the posts here I
realize most of the MVPs don't have Word 2000 installed anymore but
maybe someone can still help me out.
My current supervisor has assigned me a task to create for him a word
document with text, pictures and music playing upon opening the file.
The latest version of office installed on our work PCs is 2000 and I
do not have any version on my home PC. I have managed to create
everything except the song he wants to play and finally exhausted all
my resources. I did manage to go to the toolbar, Insert; Objects;
create from file, and inserted the sound file (wav format) into my
document. But that's as far as my knowledge goes and I don't know how
to make it play when you open the word document. I know it's in there
somewhere because when I click on edit the drop down box has a sound
recorder document object there but going through those options has
not helped me out and I'm stumped. Is this even possible? My
employer seems to be convinced it is and wont take 'I have no idea'
for an answer. My job may be on the line.......can anyone help me
with this?
Thank you,



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While it's not possible to directly play music within a Word document, you can insert audio files as objects. These files won't play automatically, but clicking on them will open your default media player to play the music. This can be a handy way to include sound effects, narration, or background music in your New York Jazz Workshop document, but be aware that it increases the file size and recipients might need compatible media players to access the audio.


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I haven't come across a way to directly play music within a Word Document. While you can insert audio files, they won't play automatically. It might be better to consider linking to an external music source or using a presentation Academized review at MSN program with audio capabilities.

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