Inserting Audio

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


  1. Open an existing PowerPoint presentation. If you want, you can use our practice presentation.
  2. Insert a sound from a file from your computer, if you have one.
  3. Preview the audio file.
  4. Trim the audio file.
  5. Add a fade in and fade out.
  6. Experiment with the different Audio Options on the Playback tab.
  7. If your computer has a microphone, record some audio for a slide.
  8. Change the picture for one of the audio files.