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How to Play an Audio File Conditionally in Excel

If you want to play an audio file only when a certain condition is met in Excel, you can use the Conditional Playback feature. To do this, first select the cell in which you want the audio to play. Then, on the Data tab, in the Data Tools group, click Data Validation. In the Data Validation dialog box, on the Settings tab, do the following:

  • In the Allow box, click Custom.
  • In the Formula box, enter the formula that will determine whether the audio file will play. For example, if you want the audio to play only when the value in cell A1 is greater than 10, you would enter this formula: =A1>10.

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