Video:Add Sound or Music in PowerPoint 2010with Dimitrios Siotas
Learn how to add sound and music in PowerPoint 2010 to make your presentations more dynamic. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn to add sound or music in PowerPoint 2010.See Transcript
Transcript:Add Sound or Music in PowerPoint 2010
Hi, I am Dimitrios Siotas for About.com. Today I'll show you how to add sound or music to your PowerPoint presentation.
Insert Sound or Music in Slides in PowerPoint 2010
If you want to add an audio file to your slide, go to Insert, Audio and select "audio from file." Select the audio file you want and click Insert. To add an audio file from the PowerPoint library, open the Insert tab, go to Audio and select "Clip Art Audio." Choose the clip you like and slightly move your mouse over the icon of the clip for the down arrow to appear. Click on it.
You have the option to preview an audio clip before adding it to the slide. Click on "Preview/Properties." In the dialog box, click on "Play." To import it, click on the down arrow next to the clip and click Insert. You can also preview the audio clip on the slide by selecting the audio clip icon and hitting the Play button below it.
Set Playback for Sound or Music in PowerPoint 2010
To set the playback options for a clip, click on the Audio icon above it, go to the "Audio Tools" tab on top and click on "Playback." If you want the audio clip to start automatically when the slide appears, go to the "Start" list and choose "Automatically." Choose "On Click" if you want the audio to start manually or choose "Play Across Slides" if you want it to play as you click through the slides. To have the clip play continuously, until you stop it, check the "Loop until Stopped" box.
You can add bookmarks to indicate time points of interest in your audio clip. Click on the audio clip icon, hit the Play button and pause the clip at your point of interest. Click on "Add Bookmark". To remove a bookmark, select the bookmark you want to remove and click on "Remove Bookmark."
More Options for Sound or Music in PowerPoint 2010
You can also trim your audio clip. Click on "Trim Audio” and drag the green marker to the desired starting point of your clip. Then drag the red marker to the desired ending point of the clip. To start the audio clip with a fade effect for a certain number of seconds, set the number of seconds inside the "Fade In" box. Do the same for "Fade Out."
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