Introduction

Video: Inserting Audio

Inserting AudioWatch the video (6:29). Need help?

PowerPoint allows you to add audio to your presentation. For example, you could add background music to one slide, a sound effect to another, and even record your own narration or commentary. You can then edit the audio to customize it for your presentation.

Previously, you also had the option to add clip art audio from Office.com, but this service has been discontinued.

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To insert audio from a file:

  1. From the Insert tab, click the Audio drop-down arrow, then select Audio on My PC.
    Inserting AudioInserting audio from a file
  2. Locate and select the desired audio file, then click Insert.
    Inserting AudioSelecting the desired audio file
  3. The audio file will be added to the slide.
The inserted clip art audio file
Inserting Audio

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