Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making Audio Part of Your Presentation
✦ Deciding when and how to play audio: Click the No Style button. Then
select these options:
• Start: Choose Automatically to make the audio play as soon as the
slide appears; choose On Click to play the audio when you click the
Audio icon on your slide.
• Play Across Slides: Play the audio file throughout a presentation, not
just when the slide with the audio file appears.
• Loop Until Stopped: Play the audio file continuously until you or
another presenter clicks the Pause button.
✦ Hiding and unhiding the Audio icon: Select the Hide During Show
check box. If you hide the Audio icon, the file must play automatically;
otherwise, you won’t see the icon and be able to click it and view the
✦ Rewind After Playing: Starts replaying the audio file from the beginning
after it is finished playing.
Click the Play button on the (Audio Tools) Playback tab to play an audio file.
Playing audio during a presentation
While an audio file is playing during a presentation, controls for starting,
pausing, and controlling the volume appear on-screen (refer to Figure 4-4).
They appear on-screen, I should say, if the Audio icon appears on your slide.
(If you’ve hidden the Audio icon, you’re out of luck because you can’t see
the Audio icon or use its audio controls.)
Follow these instructions to start, pause, and control the volume of an audio
recording during a presentation:
✦ Starting an audio file: Move the pointer over the Audio icon, and when
you see the Audio controls, click the Play/Pause button (or press Alt+P).
✦ Pausing an audio file: Click the Play/Pause button (or press Alt+P).
Click the button again to resume playing the audio file.
✦ Muting the volume: Click the Mute/Unmute icon (or press Alt+U).
✦ Controlling the volume: Move the pointer over the Mute/Unmute icon
to display the volume slider and then drag the volume control on the