Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

Chapter 8: Add sound and movement to slides

You can customize the audio content by using commands on the Playback tool tab, as follows:

■ ■ Edit the audio content so that only part of it plays.

■ ■ Make the sound gradually increase and decrease in volume.

■ ■ Adjust the volume or mute the sound.

■ ■ Specify whether the audio content plays:

● ● Automatically when the slide appears.

Only if you click its icon.

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■ ■ Make the audio object invisible while the presentation is displayed in Reading view or Slide Show view.

■ ■ Specify that the audio content should play continuously until you stop it.

■ ■ Ensure that the audio content starts from the beginning each time it is played.

To insert an audio clip onto a slide 1. Save the audio clip on your computer or on a network-connected location. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the Audio button, and then click Audio on My PC to open the Insert Audio dialog box. 3. In the Insert Audio dialog box, browse to and select the audio file, and then click the Insert button. Or 1. In File Explorer, open the folder that contains the audio file. 2. Arrange the File Explorer and PowerPoint windows on your screen so that both are visible. 3. Drag the audio file from File Explorer to the slide. To record audio directly onto a slide 1. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the Audio button, and then click Record Audio to open the Record Sound dialog box. 2. In the Name box, enter a name to uniquely identify the recording. Then click the Record button (labeled with a red circle).


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