Add audio to your presentation

You can add audio, such as music or narration to your next presentation.

 Note    To record and add narration and timings to your presentation, see Record and add narration and timings to a slide show.

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About adding audio

When you add audio to a slide, an audio icon Audio appears on the slide. As with any audio, you can either click the icon to play the sound or set the sound to play automatically.

To record and hear any audio, your computer must be equipped with a sound card, microphone, and speakers.

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Add audio

  1. Click the slide to which you want to add an audio.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Audio.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Audio from File, locate the folder that contains the audio file, and then double-click the file that you want to add.
    • Click Clip Art Audio, locate the audio clip that you want in the Clip Art task pane, click the arrow beside the audio file, and then click Insert.

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Preview an audio clip

  • On the slide, click the Play/Pause button beneath the audio icon Audio.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010