How to Add Music to PowerPoint Presentations

Music can easily attract the attention of people, and by adding music to our presentations, we can communicate our message to our audience more effectively. So, keeping this in mind today, we are going to show you how you can add music to your PowerPoint presentation to make it more appealing and impressive. So, let’s get started.

How to Add Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation?

Following are the steps that you can follow to add music to your PowerPoint Presentation:

  1. Open the Microsoft PowerPoint app.
  2. Next, click on the “Insert” tab.
  3. Now tap on the “Audio” option located under the “Media” group and then select the “Audio on My PC” option.
  4. Next, browse to the location of your file (Audio file).
  5. After that, select your audio file and tap on the “Insert” button to insert your audio file in your PowerPoint Presentation.
  6. Now the “Audio Tools Playback” tab will appear on the Ribbon.
  7. Finally, tap on the “Preview” button to ensure that the audio file is working correctly in your presentation.

How to Play Music Across Several PowerPoint Slides?

Following are the steps that you can follow to play music across several Microsoft PowerPoint slides:

  1. Go to the PowerPoint slide in which you have added the music file.
  2. Now select the audio symbol/icon.
  3. Next, navigate to the “Audio Tools Playback” tab.
  4. After that, select the “Play Across Slides” option from the “Audio Options” group.
  5. Now the audio file will play across all your slides (up to 999 slides or till the end of the music, whichever comes first).

How to Trim Your Music File on PowerPoint?

Following are the steps that you can follow to trim your music file:

  1. Go to the PowerPoint slide in which you have added the music file.
  2. Now select the audio symbol/icon.
  3. Next, navigate to the “Audio Tools Playback” tab.
  4. Now, tap on the “Trim Audio” option from the “Editing” group.
  5. After that, tap on the “Play” button.
  6. Now tap on the “Pause” button when the audio reaches the point where you want to make the cut.
  7. Next, drag the green marker to the new starting position for the audio clip.
  8. Now drag the red marker to the new ending position for the audio clip.
  9. Next, tap on the “OK” button.
  10. You have successfully trimmed your audio file.

How to Add Bookmarks to Your Audio File?

Following are the steps that you can follow to add bookmarks to an audio file:

  1. Go to the PowerPoint slide in which you have added the music file.
  2. Now select the audio symbol/icon.
  3. Next, navigate to the “Audio Tools Playback” tab.
  4. After that, on the “Play” button.
  5. Now tap on the “Pause” button when the audio reaches the point where you want to add your bookmark.
  6. Next, tap on the “Add Bookmark” option located under the “Bookmarks” group.
  7. You have successfully added a bookmark to your audio file.

Note: You can also add multiple bookmarks to your audio file.

How to Change the Audio Icon of Your Audio File in PowerPoint?

Following are the steps that you can follow to change the audio icon of your audio file in PowerPoint:

  1. Go to the PowerPoint slide in which you have added the music file.
  2. Now select the audio symbol/icon.
  3. Next, navigate to the “Audio Format” tab.
  4. After that, tap on the “Change Picture” option located under the “Adjust” group.
  5. Now select the “From file” option if you have already downloaded your desired audio icon on your computer or select the “From online sources” option to search and download your desired audio icon image.
  6. You have successfully changed the audio icon of your audio file in PowerPoint.

How to Hide the Sound Icon During a Slide Show?

Following are the steps that you can follow to hide the sound icon during a slide show:

  1. Go to the PowerPoint slide in which you have added the music file.
  2. Now select the audio symbol/icon.
  3. Next, navigate to the “Audio Tools Playback” tab.
  4. After that, select the “Hide During Show” option from the “Audio Options” group.
  5. Now the audience will not be able to see the audio file icon during a slide show.

Conclusion

Microsoft PowerPoint comes with lots of unique features that allow its users to create powerful and phenomenal PowerPoint presentations. But by adding music to our presentations, we can make them even more amazing and powerful. So, do add music to your slides if you want to create more powerful presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

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