PPT2000: SNDTRK: PowerPoint Couldn't Open VBA Project

ID: Q218525

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When you start Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, you receive the following error message:

PowerPoint couldn't open the Visual Basic for Applications project in presentation C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\ppmusic.ppa
To clear the message, click OK.


The Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Custom Soundtrack add-in was not designed to work with PowerPoint 2000.

This problem occurs when you install Office 2000 over a previous version of Office 97. Any add-ins that you installed or created are retained, and those that are not compatible (such as the Custom Soundtrack add-in) will generate error messages.


To resolve this problem, unload the Custom Soundtrack add-in. To remove the add-in, follow these steps :

  1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.

  2. To remove the add-in from memory but keep its name in the list, select the name "ppmusic", and then click Unload.

    To remove the add-in from the list and also from the registry file, select "ppmusic", and then click Remove.

NOTE: Unloading or removing the Custom Soundtrack add-in does not remove it from your computer.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the PowerPoint 97 Custom Soundtrack add-in.


For additional information about the Microsoft Custom Soundtrack add-in and PowerPoint 2000, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q218513 PPT2000: SNDTRK: Cannot install Customer Soundtrack add-in

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0 ppa ppmisic ppmusic.ppa open vba project presentation1 presentation visualbasic vb addin add-in add in launch start begin run blank new after setup upgrade install change error problem custom sound track

Keywords          : kbdta kbaddins 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999