Insert a sound

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.

  1. In your document, click where you want to insert the sound file.
  2. Do one of the following:

ShowInsert an existing sound file

  1. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create from File tab.
  2. Click Browse, and then locate the sound file you want to insert.
  3. To insert the sound file as a linked object (linked object: An object that is created in a source file and inserted into a destination file, while maintaining a connection between the two files. The linked object in the destination file can be updated when the source file is updated.), select the Link to file check box.
  4. To display the file as an icon, select the Display as icon check box.

 Note   To play a sound file, double-click its icon.

ShowInsert a new sound file

To insert a new sound file, you must have an audio input device such as a microphone.

  1. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
  2. Under Object type, click the type that corresponds with your sound program. For example, if you are using Sound Recorder, click Wave Sound.
  3. Record the sound in your sound program.

 Note   To play a sound file, double-click its icon.

ShowInsert a sound from Clip Organizer

  1. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
  2. At the bottom of the Insert Clip Art 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 Organize clips.

If you're running Clip Organizer for the first time, click Now to let Clip Organizer import your media clips. If you need assistance importing or organizing files, click Clip Organizer Help on the Help menu in Clip Organizer.

Note To play a sound file, double-click its icon.

ShowAdd a background sound to a Web page

  1. 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 Button image.
  2. 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.
  3. In the Loop box, enter the number of times you want the background sound to repeat.


 Note   You must have speakers installed on your computer to play a sound file.

Applies to:
Word 2003