21. Inserting Audio 21.1. Introduction
PowerPoint lets you add audio to your presentation. For instance, you possibly can add background music to at least one slide, a sound impact to a different, and even document your individual narration or commentary. You possibly can then edit the audio to customise it in your presentation.
To insert audio from a file:
In our instance, we’ll insert an audio file saved domestically on our laptop. If you would like to work together with our instance, right-click this hyperlink to our instance file and reserve it to your laptop (music credit score: One thing Small (Instrumental) by Minden, CC BY-NC 3.0).
1) From the Insert tab, click on the Audio drop-down arrow, then choose Audio on My PC.
21.2. Recording your individual audio
Generally it’s possible you’ll need to document audio immediately right into a presentation. For instance, you may want the presentation to incorporate narration. Earlier than you start, be sure you have a microphone that’s appropriate together with your laptop; many computer systems have built-in microphones or ones that may be plugged in to the pc.
21.3. Working with audio
21.4. Modifying audio
You possibly can modify your audio information utilizing the instructions on the Playback tab. For instance, should you add a tune to a slide you may trim it to play solely a quick part. You may also add a fade in and fade out and might add bookmarks that assist you to bounce to particular factors within the audio file.
There are different choices you may set to manage how your audio file will play. These are discovered within the Audio Choices group on the Playback tab.
Begin: Controls whether or not the audio file begins robotically or when the mouse is clicked
Cover Throughout Present: Hides the audio icon whereas the slide present is taking part in
Play Throughout Slides: Continues taking part in the audio file throughout a number of slides as an alternative of simply the present slide
Loop till Stopped: Replays the audio file till stopped
Rewind after Taking part in: Returns the audio file to the start when it’s completed taking part in
21.5. To alter the audio icon:
By default, an audio file will seem as a speaker icon within the slide. If you need, you may change the icon to a unique image.
* For data on corrections, shade changes, borders, shapes, and results, take a look at our lesson on Formatting Footage.