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I want to have a button in Powerpoint (2003) and have it open iTunes to a specific playlist and start playing using AppleScript

tell application "iTunes"  
    play playlist "iTunes DJ"  
end tell

How can I achieve the same in Windows, perhaps by using VBScript?

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You can hook into the iTunes Windows SDK API via VBA. Here is an article which gives you the foundations: How to control iTunes from any Microsoft Office application.

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