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Microsoft KB Archive/105122

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Simulating Loop Until ESC in PowerPoint Viewer Command Line PSS ID Number: Q105122 Article last modified on 09-15-1994 PSS database name: POWERPT


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, version 3.0


You can simulate the effect of the Loop Until ESC option by using an .LST file that repeats the name of the presentation file many times. An .LST file is a plain text file that lists the names of multiple PowerPoint files. The command line for playing a list file from the PowerPoint Viewer on a machine that has PowerPoint installed is:

c:.exe myshow.lst


The PowerPoint Viewer has an option called Loop Until ESC that makes a presentation play repeatedly until you press ESC. This option is set in the PowerPoint Viewer dialog box. It is not available from the command line. To create an .LST file, use a text editor such as Windows Notepad. Type the filename of each presentation you want to include on a separate line in the file. To simulate Loop Until ESC, type the same filename many times. For more information, see page 496 of the “Microsoft PowerPoint Handbook” for version 3.0. For more information about how to create a list file (that is, a playlist), query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

PowerPoint and Viewer and playlist and .LST and file

KBCategory: KBSubcategory: Additional reference words: 3.00 power point powerpt ppt play list pptview.exe

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