How to Insert Audio in a PowerPoint Presentation

Do you want to make your presentation a little bit spicier? Do you want to add some music in it, so you can get the “audiences” attention? Well now, with PowerPoint 13 the procedure of inserting audio in your presentation is very simple!!!

First of all you must select the tab Insert and from the area of the ribbon named Media which is located at the right we select the command Audio as shown in the image below.

The drop down menu appears with the available commands:

  • Online Audio
  • Audio on My PC
  • Record Audio

Let’s see this commands one by one. In the image below I have selected the command Online Audio as we can see the below.

Online Audio

The Office.com Clip Art window appears where we just type in the keyword (audio sound) in the search panel area and press the Search button, and straight away the available sounds appear as we can see below. We just select the one that we want, press the Insert button and the particular Audio starts to download and gets inserted in our Presentation.

Download Audio

In the image below I have selected the command Audio On My PC as we can see and straight away the Insert Audio dialog box appears, where we navigate in order to locate the audio that we want to insert in our presentation and then select the Insert button. The audio is inserted immediately in our presentation.

Audio On My PC

In the image below I have selected the Record Audio command, and once selected the Record Sound dialog box appears, where we can Record Audio by selecting the appropriate buttons. Once finished recording we press the OK button and the audio is inserted in our Presentation.

Record Audio

Whatever Audio we have chosen to insert in our Presentation, once the audio is selected as shown below, the Audio Tools appears which is divided into two tabs the Format tab and the Playback tab as we can see below. The Playback tab I will describe its functions in my next post.

Audio Tools

Below you can check out the video describing on how to insert an audio file in a PowerPoint Presentation.

Insert Audio in a PowerPoint Presentation

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Posted on July 22, 2013, in Microsoft Office 2013 English, PowerPoint English 2013 and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How to Insert Audio in a PowerPoint Presentation.

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