PowerPoint 2013 Inserting a video
PowerPoint allows you to add audio
PowerPoint 2013 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, PowerPoint 2013 also had the option to add clip art audio from Office.com, but this service has been discontinued. Now
we will see stepwise how we can insert an audio in PowerPoint 2013
Please follow the instructions how to insert audio from a file:
- From the Insert tab, click the Audio drop-down arrow, then select Audio on My PC.
- Locate and select the desired audio file, then click Insert.
- The audio file will be added to the slide.
Recording your own sound
Now and then you may need to record audio straightforwardly into an introduction. For instance, you may need the introduction to include narration. Before you start, ensure you have a microphone that is perfect with your PC; numerous PCs have built-in microphones or ones that can be plugged into the PC
To record audio:
- From the Insert tab, click the Audio drop-down arrow, then select Record Audio.
- Type a name for the audio recording, if desired.
- Click the Record button to start recording.
- When you’re finished recording, click the Stop button.
- To preview your recording, click the Play button.
- When you’re done, click OK. The audio file will be inserted into the slide.
Working with audio (PowerPoint 2013)
To preview an audio file:
- Click an audio file to select it.
- Click the Play/Pause button below the audio file. The sound will begin playing, and the timeline next to the Play/Pause button will advance.
- To jump to a different part of the file, click anywhere on the timeline.
To move an audio file:
- Click and drag to move an audio file to a new location on a slide.
To delete an audio file:
- Select the audio file you want to delete, then press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard.
Editing audio (PowerPoint 2013)
You can modify your audio files using the commands on the Playback tab. For example, if you add a song to a slide you can trim it to play only a brief section. You can also add a fade in and fade out, and add bookmarks that allow you to jump to specific points in the audio file.
To trim an audio file:
- Select the audio file, then click the Playback tab on the Ribbon.
- Click the Trim Audio command.
- A dialog box will appear. Use the green handle to set the start time and the red handle to set the end time.
- To preview the audio file, click the Play button.
- Adjust the handles again if necessary, then click OK.
To add a fade in and fade out:
- On the Playback tab, locate the Fade In: and Fade Out: fields.
- Type the desired values, or use the up and down arrows to adjust the times.
To add a bookmark:
- Click the timeline to locate the desired part of the audio file.
- From the Playback tab, click the Add Bookmark command.
- The bookmark will appear on the timeline. Click the bookmark to jump to that location.
There are other options you can set to control how your audio file will play. These are found in the Audio Options group on the Playback tab.
- Volume: Changes the sound volumeStart: Controls whether the sound record starts automatically or when the mouse is clicked show away During Show: Hides the sound symbol while the slide indicate is playing play Across Slides: Continues playing the sound document over various slides rather than simply the present slideCircle until Stopped: Replays the sound document until ceasedRewind after Playing: Returns the sound document to the starting when it is done playingTo change the sound symbol:
As a matter of course, a sound record will show up as a speaker icon in the slide. On the off chance that you need, you can change the symbol to an alternate picture.
Select the sound document, at that point click the Format tab.
Snap the Change Picture command.
- The Insert Pictures dialog box will appear. Click Browse to select a file from your computer. Alternatively, you can use the online image search tools to locate an image online. In our example, we’ll click Browse.
- Locate and select the desired picture, then click Insert.
- The icon will change to the new picture.
For information on corrections, color adjustments, borders, shapes, and effects, check out our lesson on Formatting Pictures.
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