If all you want is a sound, then click Insert > Movies and Sounds
again from the PowerPoint menu bar at the top. Choose a sound option
and Browse to the location where the sound is. When you insert a sound,
powerpoint gives you a speaker symbol on your slide:
The speaker is selected by default. Right click the icon to see a context
Click on Play Sound to hear your chosen sound straight away. Click
on Edit Sound Object to see the following dialogue box:
As you can see, there’s not too many options here! But check the box
if you want your sound to loop.
You can include sounds anywhere on your slides. Look at the right click
menu again, and you’ll see the Action Settings button. There’s not too
many settings for a sound, but you can elect to have the sound play
when the mouse is over the speaker symbol.
Putting together a presentation is a creative process, so don’t be
afraid to experiment. Ask yourself not only whether you like it, but
whether your audience will enjoy it too. After all, the presentation
is for their benefit, not yours!
One final thing. People who give good presentations tend to be very
experienced with the software, and know what it can and can’t do. Practice
as much as you possible can and you too will be one these people.
As a conclusion to this powerpoint course, we’ve put together some
tips for creating and delivering your Presentation.