Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Record a Sound
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
In Normal view, in the Slides pane, select the slide to
which you want to add your sound. (Sounds, also referred
to as comments in this case, are meant to be recorded on
a single slide. To record a voice throughout the
presentation, see the next section, “Record a Narration.”)
In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.
In the Media Clips group, click the arrow next to Sound
and choose Record Sound from the drop-down list, as
shown in Figure 12-7.
Figure 12-7: Record a sound in your presentation
In order to record a comment or a narration, make sure that your
computer is outfitted with a sound card, a microphone, and speakers.
In the Record Sound dialog box, name your sound, as
shown in Figure 12-8.
Figure 12-8: Name your sound and
record using controls
In the Record Sound dialog box, click the Record button
(the red circle) and speak into the microphone.
When you’re finished recording your sound, click the
Stop button (the blue square).
To play the sound back, click the Play button (the blue
Repeat Steps 2 through 7 for any other slides you want
to add sound to.
Click OK. A sound icon appears on the slide.
If the quality of the sound is vital, you may want to look into free
recording programs, such as Audacity, which provide more controls
and produce a superior-quality sound over the Windows recorder.