Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Audio
on the bookmarked position. To bookmark one or more areas of a video while the video is
playing (in Normal view), click Add Bookmark on the Video Tools Playback tab as soon as
you reach a spot you want to bookmark.
Bookmarks are noted by small circles that appear on the control panel. To remove a saved
bookmark, click it once, and then click Remove Bookmark on the Video Tools Playback tab.
For more information on setting animation effects, see “Adding Emphasis with Animations”
on page 615.
Working with Audio
Like video, audio clips can be embedded in your presentation. Although they should be
used sparingly, they can be a godsend under certain circumstances, such as when you want
to play back the new commercial jingle your company will be using or share a clip from
an interview for a report you’re presenting at school. Another productive use of recorded
audio is adding comments to slides you’re reviewing or adding narration for a presentation
that might run unattended at a kiosk.
Inserting Audio
In PowerPoint 2010, you can insert audio from a file or from the Clip Art gallery; with the
right equipment, you can record audio directly to your computer. To embed audio, click
Audio in the Media group on the Insert tab, and choose Audio From File. As with video,
clicking Audio From File doesn’t necessarily embed the audio file in your presentation.
When you select the audio file in the Insert Audio dialog box, click the arrow next to the
Insert button and choose Link To File.
To use the Record Audio option, you need to have a microphone set up before you open
the PowerPoint program. Then, work with the Record Sound dialog box shown in
Figure 18-20.
Type a name for your recording
Start Recording
Stop Recording
Play the recording
Figure 18-20 You need a microphone or other audio input source to record a narration or other
sound file for a presentation.
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