Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Assigning a Sound to an Object
you add it to your PowerPoint presentation. A workaround for other fi le formats is to put
them under Run Program so that the clip plays in the external program associated with it.
Follow these steps to assign a sound to an object:
1. Insert the object that you want to associate with the sound. For example, the
object can be a graphic, chart, or text box.
2. Select the object, and click Insert
Action. The Action Settings dialog
box appears.
3. Click either the Mouse Click tab or the Mouse Over tab, depending on which
action you want. Mouse Click plays the sound when you click the object, while
Mouse Over plays the sound when you move your mouse pointer over the object.
4. Mark the Play Sound check box. Then open the drop-down list and click one of
the sample sounds (from C:\Windows\Media ) or click Other Sound to open the
Add Sound dialog box and pick a sound from any location. You can use only WAV
sounds for this, though.
You can choose the sound that you want to assign to the object.
Click here and pick a
sound from the list or
choose Other Sound
to select another
audio clip.
5. Click OK. The object now has the sound associated with it so that when you click it
or move the mouse over it during the presentation, the sound plays.
Chapter 16 is devoted entirely to transitions and animation effects, and so this chapter does not describe them in
detail. In Chapter 16, you learn how to assign sounds to the transition between slides or to the movement (anima-
tion) of any object on any slide.
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