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How to Add Sound to PowerPoint

2021-05-12 11:19:11 • Filed to: PowerPoint Features • Proven solutions

PowerPoint remains a critical part of any presentation and with the inclusion of sound you can accomplish more than you thought you could. To hear your audio well and carry out efficient audio recording to add it as your PowerPoint sounds you might want to ensure your desktop or laptop is well equipped with speakers, microphone and sound card. So this article shows you how to add sound to PowerPoint, including sound bites, narration, some music or audio, and an easy way to attach sound in PDF.

How to Add Sound to PowerPoint

• Add the Audio from Local File

Step 1. Open the PowerPoint Presentation

Open the PowerPoint presentation and click on “Insert” >“Audio”. Then, you can select “Audio on My PC”.

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Step 2. Insert the Sound

The file explorer tab will open, and you can locate the sound file you want to use, and then click “Insert”.

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• Add Audio Recording

Step 1. Open the Slide

You will first open the slide in which you want to add the audio, and you can click on “Insert” > “Audio”. Then, you can choose the “Record Audio” option.

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Step 2. Record the Audio

Once the record option opens up, you can change the name of your recorded audio. Then click on the "Record" button to start the audio. Once finished, stop the record. Then, click “OK”.

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Step 3. Play the Audio

Now, you can select the "Play" button to check the audio. Moreover, you can also select the “Play in Background” option to make the presentation more attracting.

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How to Add Sound as an Attachment to PDF

As a matter of fact, through the function of PDFelement’s “Add Attachment”, you can add a sound file at a specific area of your PDF. In the process, it helps the person reading the PDF document to also access the audio file.

Step 1. Open the PDF File

Open the PDF document using PDFelement, and go to the "Comment" > “Add Attachment” option. Then click the PDF document on the page where you want to add the sound.

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Step 2. Select the Sound

Select the audio file you need to attach by clicking “Browse” from the dialog box that comes up.

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Step 3. Edit the Attachment

If you want to edit the attachment, you can right click the attachment icon and choose the "Properties" option. Finally, you can find the attachment at any time in the annotation panel. When you click on the attachment in the panel, you will be taken to that page.

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Audrey Goodwin

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