To insert a sound file into a Microsoft Word document, you must have a sound program such as Sound Recorder — a Microsoft Windows accessory that lets you record, edit, and play sound files — and you must have a sound card installed on your computer. For more information about Sound Recorder. To do so, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Entertainment, click Sound Recorder, and read the Help file.
- In your document, click where you want to insert the sound file.
- Do one of the following:
Insert an existing sound file
Insert a new sound file
To insert a new sound file, you must have an audio input device such as a microphone.
- On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
- Under Object type, click the type that corresponds with your sound program. For example, if you are using Sound Recorder, click Wave Sound.
- Record the sound in your sound program.
Note To play a sound file, double-click its icon.
Insert a sound from Clip Organizer
Add a background sound to a Web page
- On the Web Tools toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Sound .
- In the Sound box, enter the path or Web address (address: The path to an object, document, file, page, or other destination. An address can be a URL (Web address) or a UNC path (network address), and can include a specific location within a file, such as a Word bookmark or an Excel cell range.) of the sound file you want, or click Browse to locate the file.
- In the Loop box, enter the number of times you want the background sound to repeat.
- To turn off a background sound while you are authoring a Web page, click Design Mode on the Web Tools toolbar. To turn on a background sound, click Exit Design Mode .
- For others to hear background sound, they must have a sound card installed on their computers and their Web browser (Web browser: Software that interprets HTML files, formats them into Web pages, and displays them. A Web browser, such as Windows Internet Explorer, can follow hyperlinks, transfer files, and play sound or video files that are embedded in Web pages.) must support the sound format of the file you inserted. You can insert sound files in WAV, MID, AU, AIF, RMI, SND, and MP2 and MP3 (MPEG audio) formats.
- The background sound plays automatically every time a user opens or returns to your page. To prevent repetition, insert a hyperlink (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) to the sound file. Doing so allows users to download and play the file voluntarily.
- When selecting the Infinite looping option, keep in mind that users cannot stop the sound.
Note You must have speakers installed on your computer to play a sound file.