Video:Add Sound to PowerPointwith Don Schechter
Putting sound in PowerPoint can be both practical and engaging. See how easy it is to add sound to PowerPoint.See Transcript
Transcript:Add Sound to PowerPointHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I will show you how to insert sounds into your PowerPoint presentation. This is a great tool for playing sound effects, music, or narration.
Add Sound to PowerPointTo insert a sound, select the slide that you want, then go to 'Insert,' 'Movies' and 'Sound,' and then select 'Sound' from file. Find your sound file on your computer and click 'OK.' A window will appear asking if you want the sound to start automatically or when you click the slide. Choose which one will suit your needs. I am going to choose 'Automatically.' A sound icon will appear with 4 dots around it.
Adjust the Sound in PowerPointTo adjust the settings, right click the sound icon and then choose 'Custom Animation.' In the side bar, double-click your sound file and a window will appear with various options. Here you can adjust when the sound starts and stops playing under the Effects Tab. Under the Timing Tab, you can further adjust the timing. And under the Sound Settings Tab, you can hide the sound icon and adjust the volume. Click 'OK.' To delete the sound file, left click and press 'Delete.'
Add Effects to Sound in PowerPointTo add a sound effect, go to 'Insert,' 'Movies,' and 'Sound,' and then select 'Sound' from Clip organizer. A right sidebar will appear where you can see a list of sound effects. Move your mouse over one and click to see a drop down menu. Select 'Preview,' 'Properties' to hear the clip. Click close when you're finished listening.
Double click the clip to insert it to your presentation. Select if you want the sound to start automatically or when you click on it.
Create a Sound Bed for PowerPointTo keep your sound playing through the whole slide show, right-click the sound icon and on the drop down menu click 'Edit Sound Object.' In the 'Sound Options' box that appears select the 'Loop Until Stopped' check-box to repeat the sound continuously. Click 'OK.' Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at computing.about.com.
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