PowerPoint 2007: Sound PT-1 | Summary and Q&A

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PowerPoint 2007: Sound PT-1

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Learn how to add sound to your PowerPoint presentation, including selecting sound files, setting playback options, and formatting the sound icon.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can I add sound to my PowerPoint presentation?

To add sound, select the slide, go to the Insert tab, click on the Sound command, select "Sound from File," locate your sound file, and click OK. You can then choose the playback options.

Q: What file types does PowerPoint accept for sound files?

PowerPoint accepts MP3 and wave files as common audio file types. If your file isn't in one of these formats, you may need to convert it before inserting it into your presentation.

Q: Can I hide the sound icon during the slideshow?

Yes, you can hide the sound icon during the slideshow by selecting the icon, going to the Options tab, and checking the box next to "Hide during show" in the Sound Options group.

Q: How can I format the sound icon to match my presentation?

If you want the sound icon to be visible during the slideshow, you can format it to blend with your presentation colors. Go to the Picture Tools Format tab and make the desired formatting changes.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • PowerPoint allows you to add sound to your presentation in several ways, such as inserting your own sound file.

  • To add sound, select the slide, go to the Insert tab, click on the Sound command, select "Sound from File," locate your sound file, and click OK.

  • You can choose to have the sound play automatically when the slide loads or when the sound icon is clicked during the slideshow.

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