Add sound effects to an animation or hyperlink

Add a sound to an animation

You must have previously added an animation effect to the text or object (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.) before adding a sound to the animation (animate: To add a special visual or sound effect to text or an object. For example, you can have your text bullet points fly in from the left, one word at a time, or hear the sound of applause when a picture is uncovered.).

  1. Click the slide that contains the animation effect to which you want to add a sound.
  2. On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.

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  1. In the Custom Animation task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), click the arrow to the right of the animation effect in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options.
  2. On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, click the arrow in the Sound list, and then do one of the following:
    • To add a sound from the list, click a sound.
    • To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound, and then locate the sound file that you want to use.

Emphasize a hyperlink with a sound

  1. Select the hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.

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  1. Do one of the following:
    • To apply the action settings after the hyperlink is clicked, click the Mouse Click tab.
    • To apply the action settings when the pointer is resting on the hyperlink, click the Mouse Over tab.
  2. Select the Play sound check box, and then click the sound that you want to play.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007