Add sound effects to an animation or hyperlink

In PowerPoint, you can add sounds to animations or hyperlinks, described here. You can also play sounds automatically when a slide appears.

Add a sound to an animation

You must have previously added an animation effect to the text or object before adding a sound to the animation.

  1. Click the slide that contains the animation effect to which you want to add a sound.

  2. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.

  3. Select the effect in the Animation pane, click the down arrow to the right of the effect, and then click Effect Options.

    The "Animate by letter" option

  4. On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, click the arrow in the Sound list, and then do one of the following:

    • To add a sound from the list, click a sound.

    • To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound, and then locate the sound file that you want to use.

  1. Click the slide that contains the animation effect to which you want to add a sound.

  2. On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.

  3. In the Custom Animation task pane, click the arrow to the right of the animation effect in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options.

  4. On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, click the arrow in the Sound list, and then do one of the following:

    • To add a sound from the list, click a sound.

    • To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound, and then locate the sound file that you want to use.

Emphasize a hyperlink with a sound

  1. Select the hyperlink.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.

    Action button in the Links group

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To apply the action settings after the hyperlink is clicked, click the Mouse Click tab.

    • To apply the action settings when the pointer is resting on the hyperlink, click the Mouse Over tab.

  4. Select the Play sound check box, and then click the sound that you want to play.

See also

Play music or other sounds automatically when a slide appears

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