Embedding Sound in a Powerpoint

By- Jim Luteran

When you embed a sound file from Interclipper and place it in a power point there is no need to point to the  original sound file. Once the sound file is embedded it will stand alone in the power point and can be emailed to anyone and the sound will play. Here is a  a demonstration of of how to embed a sound file into a power point. The power point was created by Tim Hlousek and Ed Petrina in the ” Sounds Project'”.

Download embedding_sound.wmv

To add a sound clip to your slide show, perform the following steps:

  1. Display the slide to which you want to add sound.
  2. Use one of the following three methods to insert the sound clip:
    • To browse through the Clip Organizer for a sound clip, on the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click Sound from Clip Organizer.PowerPoint will display the Clip Art task pane and will select Sounds in the Results Should Be drop-down list. You can use the Clip Art task pane to locate a sound clip stored on your computer or on the Office Online Web site.
    • To insert a sound clip from an existing sound file on a local disk, a shared network location, or an Internet site (if you haven’t imported the file into the Clip Organizer), on the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click Sound from File.The Insert Sound dialog box will appear. Select the sound file that you want, and then click the OK button.
    • To record your own sound clip (you must have a microphone attached to your computer) and add it to the slide, on the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sound, and then click Record Sound.PowerPoint will display the Record Sound dialog box. Use the controls in this dialog box to record your sound and then click the OK button.