I cannot play sound embedded in a PowerPoint presentation/show

This article explains how to play embedded audio in a PowerPoint presentation/show when the file is read only on OneDrive.

When presentations are shared on OneDrive in Read Only mode, the audio icon cannot be double-clicked for sound. Follow one set of these instructions for playing the presentation/show with sound. Which set of directions works for you will depend on how the presentation was saved and your system.

Start Slide Show from Browser

  1. Open the presentation or show.
  2. Click the Slide Show button in the lower right corner.
    screen shot of an open presentation with arrow pointing to slide show button

  3. Click the play button next to the speaker icon.
    speaker icon with play button
  4. Click the screen to advance to the next slide.

Download Slide Show and Start from PowerPoint

  1. After you have opened the file in PowerPoint online, click File>Download As>Download a Copy.

    download as then download a copy

  2. A box will appear letting you know the file is ready. Click the Download button.

    download button

  3. Depending on your browser, the file will automatically go to downloads or will ask where you want to save it. 
  4. Open the file in its current location.
  5. Open the presentation in Slide Show Mode if necessary.
  6. Click the speaker icon to hear the audio.
    speaker icon



Keywords:PowerPoint, power point, can't play sound, can't play audio, no sound, no audio, can't click icon, audio, sound, lecture   Doc ID:82360
Owner:Jennifer A.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2018-05-18 11:54 CDTUpdated:2018-06-01 10:46 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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