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Insert Sound from a File
You can also play a sound across multiple slides. (See the upcoming
section “Edit Movie and Sound Options” for details.)
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
In Normal view, in the Slides pane, select the slide to
which you want to add sound.
In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab, as shown in
In the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Sound
and select Sound From File from the drop-down list.
Navigate to and select the sound file you want and then
click OK. A sound icon appears on your slide, as shown
in Figure 12-2.
In the alert box that appears, indicate whether you want
the sound to play automatically when you display the
slide or whether you want the sound to play when you
click the sound icon.
Figure 12-1: Insert a sound from a file onto your slide
To test the sound quality, double-click the sound icon
on your slide. If you are in a Slide Show view, a single
click will do it.
PowerPoint accepts the following sound file formats: WAV, WV, MP3,
MPEG-4, Audio, AIF, AIFF, AIFC, MIDI, MID, KAR, MOV, MOOV, SFIL,
RSRC, ALAW, AU, SND, and ULAW.
Only a .wav (Waveform Audio Format) can be embedded in your
presentation. Note that by default, all .wav files larger than 100 KB
are linked rather than embedded. You can increase the size of an
embedded file up to a max of 50 MB, but you may suffer a
performance slowdown. (See the section “Edit Movie and Sound
Options,” later in this chapter, for details.) All other formats are
linked to your presentation, so be sure to include the links with your
presentation by saving it as a PowerPoint Package.