Add sound effects to a presentation

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Add sound effects to your presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Set them to start and stop when you want them to, and see how to make a sound play for a specified number of slides. Also learn how to play a CD with your show.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Access 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Insert sound files and select how each one should start and stop.

  • Set up a slide element so that it triggers the sound.

  • Guarantee that your sound will play when you present.

  • Play a CD for a slide show and select the tracks you want.

Before you begin

To do the practice sessions, you need a computer with a sound card, a CD drive, and speakers.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Play a sound file

  2. Insert the sound by using the Insert tab

  3. Insert the sound by using a slide placeholder

  4. Start the sound

  5. Play the sound across slides

  6. Set a time for stopping the sound

  7. Change how the sound starts

  8. Set up a trigger to play the sound

  9. Are your files linked or embedded?

  10. How to deal with linked files

  11. Practice

  1. Play music from a CD

  2. Set up tracks

  3. Practice

  4. Quick reference card

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