Inserting Audio

Use audio in PowerPoint presentations, from background music to sound effects. Learn all about the PowerPoint audio feature here.

To insert clip art audio:

  1. From the Insert tab, click the Audio drop-down arrow and select Clip Art Audio. The Clip Art pane will appear on the right.
    Inserting Clip Art AudioInserting Clip Art Audio
  2. Enter keywords in the Search for: field, then click Go.
    Searching for Clip Art AudioSearching for Clip Art Audio
  3. The results will appear in the Clip Art pane. To preview an audio file, right-click the file and select Preview/Properties.
    Selecting Preview/PropertiesSelecting Preview/Properties
  4. A dialog box will appear, and the audio file will start playing automatically (it may take a few seconds to load). To play it again, press the Play button.
    Previewing a Clip Art Audio filePreviewing a Clip Art Audio file
  5. When you're finished previewing the file, click Close.
  6. Once you have found the audio file you want to use, click it to insert it into the slide.
    Clicking on Clip Art Audio to insert itClicking on Clip Art Audio to insert it