Inserting Audio

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

Working with audio

To preview an audio file:

  1. Click an audio file to select it.
  2. Click the Play/Pause button below the audio file. The sound will begin playing, and the timeline next to the Play/Pause button will advance.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Playing an audio file
  3. To jump to a different part of the file, click anywhere on the timeline.

To move an audio file:

To delete an audio file: