Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Assigning a Sound to an Object
I am referring to simple, short sounds. If you want to record a full-blown voice-over narra-
tion, see Chapter 19, “Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations.”
To record a sound, follow these steps:
1. Display the slide on which you want to place the sound clip.
2. Click Insert
Record Audio. The Record Sound dialog box appears. See
Figure 14.4.
You can record your own sounds using your PC’s microphone.
Change clip name
here if desired.
3. (Optional) Type a name for the sound, replacing the generic name (Recorded
Sound) in the Name box.
4. Click the Start Recording button (the red circle).
5. Record the sound. When you are fi nished, click the Stop Recording button (the
black square).
6. (Optional) To play back the sound, click the Play button (the black triangle).
7. Click OK to place the sound on the slide. A sound icon appears on the slide.
Assigning a Sound to an Object
Many presenters prefer to assign sounds to an existing object on a slide rather than insert-
ing an audio clip as its own separate icon. This way, they still have precise control over
when the clip plays (for example, when they click a clip-art image with which the audio is
associated), but the control mechanism is hidden.
Although you can assign an audio clip to any object, many people assign audio clips to
graphics. For example, you might attach an audio fi le of a greeting from your CEO to the
CEO’s picture. The picture would be set up as the trigger, and clicking it would play the
audio clip.
The drawback to this method is that only WAV fi les can be used (the actual WAV fi le format,
with a .wav fi lename extension, not just waveform-type audio fi les), so you must convert
your existing audio clip to the WAV format using a third-party sound-editing program before
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