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Play Sound Byte When Document Opens
(A Microsoft Word Help & Tip page by Gregory K. Maxey)

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This is just a short novelty Microsoft Word Tips & Microsoft Word Help page to show you how you can use a Windows API and play a short sound byte when a Word document is opened.

Copy and paste the following code to a standard module in the document VB project:

  
VBA Script:
Option Explicit
Private Declare Sub PlaySound Lib "winmm.dll" _
     (ByVal lpszName As String, _
     ByVal hModule As Long, _
    ByVal dwFlags As Long)
Private Const SOUND_FILENAME = &H20000

Sub AutoOpen()
Dim sndFileName As String
'Note:  Change the next line to point to your sound file.
sndFileName = "C:\Sound 1.wav"  
PlaySound sndFileName, 0&, SOUND_FILENAME
End Sub

Site Note icon See: Installing Macros for instructions on how to set up and use the macros provided in this Microsoft Word Help & Microsoft Word Tips page.

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