How to make a Slideshow with Music?

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How to make a Slideshow with Music?

Slides made through PowerPoint have become the most sought-after way to convey a message to the audience in professional settings. You could also be a teacher trying to make lessons more interesting for your students, a student who has been asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation, an executive pitching an idea to clients or a sales guy informing people about your products.

If you are making a PowerPoint slideshow, then one thing that you would never want to do is make your presentation dull and boring, and the best way to avoid that is by adding sound effects to it. Sound effects not just make the presentation engaging, but also show the audience that you have put efforts into creating it. So, do you know how to make a slideshow with music? It’s super easy, just trace the following steps.

#1.Play A Single Song In MS Office 2010

If you wish to play a single song during the entire slide, then follow these steps.

• Open the slide with which you wish the music to begin.

• Click on the ‘Insert’ tab below the title bar.

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• Click on ‘Audio’ in the ‘Media’ group and select the ‘Audio from file…’ option.

• Browse for the audio file you wish to play and click on ‘Insert’.

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• From the two extra tabs appearing as ‘Audio Tools’ adjust the settings for the music.

Once you are done with these steps, the audio file will play during the slideshow as per your settings.

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#2. Play A Single Song In MS Office 2003 and 2007

The way to add an audio file to a PowerPoint slide in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 is slightly different than how it is in the most recent versions of the software. Here is how you do it.

• Open the slide with which you wish the music to begin.

• In the ‘Insert’ tab, click on the ‘Sounds’ button and select the ‘Sound from File’ option. If you are using Office 2003, look for ‘Movies and Sounds’ button.

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• After that, browse and insert the audio file you wished to add.

• Later, select ‘Automatically’ or ‘When Clicked’ option available in the ‘Play Sound’ menu.

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• Right click on the new audio object and tap on the ‘Custom Animation’ option.

• In the ‘Multimedia Settings’ tab, select the ‘Continue slide show’ option.

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• Select the ‘After’ option and adjust the time for which you want the audio to be playing.

After you are done, the file will be ready to be played during your presentation.

#3. Play Multiple Songs

You can also choose to play multiple audio files in your presentation, one after the other if you want continuous background music for your slideshow. For this, we recommend you download the Audacity, an audio recorder, and editor available for free.

• In Audacity, open the tracks that you wish to combine by clicking on ‘Open…’ in the ‘File’ menu.

• Open the window with the second song and press Ctrl + A to select the entire song.

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• Open the window of the first track and paste the second option at its end.

• Repeat the process for as many files as you want.

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• In the ‘File’ menu, click on ‘Export’ and save the file in the format of your choice.

• Now go back to the PowerPoint presentation and add the file using the same steps as said above.

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After you have traced all these steps, your music file is ready to be played during your presentation.

So, this is how you add music to your PowerPoint presentation and make it more interesting than it otherwise would be. Did you find the article useful? What other PowerPoint tricks would you love to learn? Tell us through your comments in the box below. We are waiting for your response.

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