Want to add sound in PowerPoint? In this article, I will show you, how you can add audio to your PowerPoint presentation. You can add audio to your PowerPoint presentation in two ways. First, you can add an audio file that is stored on your PC. Second, you can record an audio file which you want to add to your PowerPoint. PowerPoint with audio makes it more effective and makes it easy to grab the attention of your listeners also.
So, let’s start the procedure to add audio to your PowerPoint.
Steps to add sound in PowerPoint
Step 1: Open a PowerPoint on your screen, click on the “Insert” tab. In Insert tab, under “Media” group click the arrow under “Audio” tab.
Step 2: When you click the arrow under Audio tab you can view two options.
- Audio on My PC
- Record Audio
When you want to add an audio file from your system to the PowerPOint, click on the first option “Audio on My PC”. If you want to add a recorded audio to the PowerPoint, click on the second option “Record Audio”.
Step 3: When you click on the first option “Audio on My PC”, a file explorer will get opened, select the audio file of your choice and click on the Insert tab.
If you click the second option “Record Audio” a “Record Sound” dialog box will pop out. Inside which you have the option to name your recorded audio file, you can also view the total length of your recorded file. You can view three buttons inside the dialog box, the first one is “Play”, the second is “Stop” and the third is “Start”. So, to start recording click on the Start button in orange color, record the audio file and stop as you finish recording using Stop button. To preview your recorded file click on Play button. If everything is ok, click on “OK”, or else you can cancel the recording by “Cancel” button.
Both above procedures will result in the appearance of the sound box on your slide.
Step 4: Now, you can customize the added audio clip, for that first select the sound box of audio clip you just added then, click on the “Audio Tools” tab present at the top of your screen under which you have two tabs “Format” and “Playback”.
Click on the Playback. You can see many options to customize your audio clip like Play preview, Editing group, Audio Options group, Audio Styles group.
- Under Editing group, you can trim your audio clip. You can also set the Fade In and Fade Out Duration.
- Under Audio Options, you can set the “Start” option i.e. whether audio would be played “When Clicked” or “Automatically”.
- You also have other options in Audio Options group like Loop until Stopped, Rewind after Playing. Check or uncheck one according to your requirement.
- If you want to hide the Soundbox from your slide and let the audio be played in the background of your presentation, Click on the “Paly in Background” tab under Audio Styles group in Playback tab.
Note: If you want the audio file to be played across your entire presentation duration then, place the audio clip to the first slide of your presentation and click on the checkbox of “Play Across Slides” present in the Audio Options group under Playback tab. Else uncheck the Play Across Slides check box, if you want to play the audio in current slide only.
Step 5: You can also change the format of the Soundbox that appears on the slide using options under “Format” tab under Audio Tools tab. Like you can set the Color, Corrections, Artistic Effect, etc.
Step 6: Save the created PowerPoint file and the task is done. When you present your PowerPoint presentation, all the customization you had applied to your audio clip will be experienced during the slideshow.
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