Inserting Sound

Inserting Sound


PowerPoint 2007 Sounds PowerPoint allows you to add sound to your presentation in several ways. You can do this by using a sound file on your computer, choosing from hundreds of sounds available through the clip organizer, or playing tracks from an audio CD. Do you want the music to play through the entire presentation, or would you prefer the music only to play on one slide? PowerPoint not only allows you to use sound, but it also allows you to customize sound options so you can play the sounds you want, the way that you want.

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert sound from three sources and how to set various sound options.

Sounds on file

To insert a sound file from your computer:

Sound Command
Insert Sound
Insert Sound Dialog Box
How to Play

Click, drag, and release the button to move the sound icon to a different location on the slide.

Sound options

On the Sound Tools Options tab, there are several options you can control that determine how the sound is used in the presentation. These include:

Sound Options

The Picture Tools Format tab appears when a sound is inserted because the sound icon is a picture. You can format the sound icon just like any picture.

To delete the sound:

Sounds in the clip organizer

To insert a sound from the clip organizer:

Sound Command
Sound from Clip Organizer
Sound Task Pane

To preview sound from the clip organizer:


About the Preview dialog box

Preview Dialog Box

Sounds on CD

To play tracks from a CD:

Play CD
CD Dialog Box

To add sound from a CD, you must have a music CD inserted into your computer's CD-ROM drive.

The CD Audio Tools Options tab

Once you have inserted tracks from a CD, a CD Audio Tools Options tab appears. Many of the commands are similar to the commands available when you insert other sounds; however, some of the options are different.

CD Audio Tools

Functions in the Play and Setup groups include:


Use the Company Overview presentation or any other presentation you choose to complete this challenge.