Paul Wherly

Add a sound to a slide in PowerPoint 2007

Add sound to a slide in PowerPoint 2007 (works almost the same in 2010)

1. Click the Insert Tab

Add a sound to a slide in PowerPoint 2010







2. Select Sound

3. Select where the sound is coming from

4. Find the sound file or music track from within your computer

Select sound to add to the slide PowerPoint 2007 and 2010





5. Click OK

You will now be asked how the sound should play

  • Automatically will make the sound play as soon as the slide comes on to the screen
  • When clicked means exactly that – when you click the sound icon

I have selected When Clicked

6.  A sound icon appears on your slide

Sound Icon PowerPoint 2007





The icon is not particularly beautiful and it can detract from your presentation so it would be very useful to change the sound into a picture so that you cannot see it.

7. Right Click the icon

8. Select Change Picture

Change the picture for a sound in PowerPoint 2007 2010







9. Select the picture you want to use from your picture folder

10. Click Insert

11. Your picture now appears instead of the icon and you can resize it to whatever size you want it to be.

Add a picture to a slide PowerPoint 2007 2010







Your sounds will play when you click on the picture

Till next time…



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