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Add sound effects to a presentation

Conceptual image of putting sound files in a presentation

Insert sound files and play them at key points in your presentation.

Learn how to insert a sound file of your own or a sound effect from the clip library onto a slide.

See the different ways you can insert sound files. Then use sound tools in PowerPoint to control how the sound plays. You can work from basic settings for starting the sound and playing it across slides.

And you can go further by opening the Custom Animation task pane and giving PowerPoint precise instructions for starting and stopping the sound. Have some fun by setting up something else on the slide, such as a navigational arrow or picture, to play the sound.

And cover your bases by making sure that the sound file will play when your show is set up on a different computer.

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