Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 14: Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks
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Adding Sound Effects, Music,
and Soundtracks
IN THIS CHAPTER
How PowerPoint uses audio
When to use sounds and when not to
Inserting an audio clip as an icon
Assigning a sound to an object
Adding a digital music soundtrack
Adding a CD audio soundtrack
Coni guring sound playback
Using the advanced timeline to i ne-tune sound events
Whether it’s a simple sound effect or a complete musical soundtrack, sounds in a PowerPoint
presentation can make a big difference in the audience’s perception of your message. In
this chapter, you will learn when and how to use sounds, how to place them in the presen-
tation, and how to manage their playback.
How PowerPoint Uses Audio
There are several ways that you can include audio in a presentation:
Insert an audio file as an icon. The audio plays during the presentation whenever anyone
points to or clicks its icon, or it plays automatically, depending on the settings that you
specify. This is useful in an interactive presentation because it gives the audience a choice
of whether to play the sound.
Associate a sound with an object (such as a graphic) so that the sound plays when anyone
points to or clicks that object. This is another good technique for interactive presentations.
 
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