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12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Audio Styles

When you select an audio clip in PowerPoint 2013, you will see two extra contextual tabs on the Ribbon. One of these tabs is the Audio Tool Playback tab that provides options to configure properties that define how your inserted audio will play. Whether it will play automatically, or will it play audio across slides? Let's assume that you want your audio to play as a background score across


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing

You have a 5 minute video or audio clip playing on your slide. And exactly after the clip has played for 30 seconds, you want some text to appear super-imposed above the video clip. It might seem difficult, but you can end up with these results quite easily using the Trigger Animation option. These Trigger animations typically happen as a result of a click on some other slide object -- but in


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Setting a Recording Audio Device in Mac OS X

Many applications, including PowerPoint allow you to record your voice using a connected microphone. In PowerPoint such recorded voice-overs work very well as slide narrations. However, if your connected microphone does not work using the recording options in PowerPoint or another application, then you may have to first find if the microphone hardware was detected or not by the Mac OS X. Also


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing

Let's imagine you have a 3 minute video or audio clip. Exactly after the clip has played for a minute, you want some text to appear super-imposed above the video clip, or just show on the slide while the audio clip is playing. All this while, the original audio or video clip should continue playing. It might seem difficult, but you can end up with these results quite easily using the Trigger


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Sound Across Specific Slides

After adding an audio/sound track to your PowerPoint presentation, you can let the inserted audio span across all your slides in your presentation by selecting the Play across slides option. This is done when you need the same music playing through all your slides. But what if you want the music to play only across some successive slides? What if you want the music to play from slide 1 to 12,


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 from Windows: Format Tab for Audio Clips

When you insert an audio clip on your slide, you can see a sound icon that represents the audio clip. Of course, it rarely matters what the icon looks like if you have set your audio clip to play automatically. However, if you actually plan to click on this picture to play your audio clip -- then you might want to use another picture instead. Explore the Format tab for audio clips in


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Advanced Audio Options

When you insert an audio clip into a PowerPoint slide, you can control its volume, set it to play looped, or even hide the audio icon. These are some of the advanced options available for any inserted audio clip in PowerPoint. Remember that these advanced options only exist so that you can use them when they are required, rather than using them just because they exist! Let us explore all these


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Trim Audio Clips

Once you insert an audio clip into your presentation, you may find that it is too long, or there may be parts in the clip that you don't want the audiences to hear. Or maybe you just need a small bit to play -- like the sound of that trumpet blowing! Fortunately, PowerPoint's Trim Audio option can make this easy for you. Learn how to trim audio clips in PowerPoint 2013. Categories:


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Fade Effect for Audio Clips

Insert an audio file within your PowerPoint slide, and choose to play it either with a click, or set it to play automatically. Whichever option you choose, some files can sound loud and unexpected! Have you not experienced the sudden scare or shock when a shrill voice interrupts an almost silent environment? Rather than shake the soul of your audiences, you can use PowerPoint's fade options to


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Remove Bookmarks from Audio Clips

Once you add Bookmark(s) to an audio clip, you may want to edit or remove the Bookmark altogether. In PowerPoint you can't edit a Bookmark -- for example, you cannot change the time position of your Bookmark from 30 seconds to 28 seconds. To achieve this change, you have to delete the earlier Bookmark, and then add a new Bookmark on the time position that you want. Learn how to remove


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Add Bookmarks for Audio Clips

One of the very important abilities in PowerPoint 2013 relates to you being able to play your audio files from a certain point within the clip. To do so, you need to use the Bookmarks feature. Bookmarks in PowerPoint are similar to the conventional bookmarks you place within the pages of a book you read. In the same way that you can easily access a particular page with the help of a bookmark,


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Sound Across Specific Slides

Once you add an audio/sound track to your PowerPoint presentation, you can let the inserted audio span across all your slides from the first one to the last by selecting the Play across slides option. That's great if you need the same music playing on all your slides. But what if you want the music to play only across some successive slides? What if you want the music to play from slide 1 to


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Sound Across Slides

After inserting an audio file such as a sound track within your PowerPoint presentation, do you want to play this sound track across slides without any interruption when you move from one slide to another? Of course you must first be sure that the sound track you are using is suitable for this purpose. You can opt for a soothing background music score to play across your presentation slides


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Insert Online Audio (Sound)

You can insert an audio file from your PC into your PowerPoint slide. PowerPoint 2013 even enables you to insert an audio file from online sources without any need to open your web browser. Learn how to insert online sound (audio) clips in PowerPoint 2013. Categories: powerpoint_2013, sounds, tutorials


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Insert Audio (Sound)

Sound files of various types such as MP3, WMA, or WAV files can be inserted in PowerPoint 2013, which automatically embeds them into your presentation. This means that you no longer have to worry about linked files getting misplaced or lost like you had to in previous versions of PowerPoint. Even then, it is a good practice to keep your sound files in the same folder in which you save your


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Transition Sounds

Adding sound effects to slide transitions in PowerPoint is a decision that needs so much thought because a sound playing with every slide transition can unnecessarily distract your audience. Having said that, there are occasions when a sound effect can be wisely applied to PowerPoint slide transitions, especially with picture slides -- or maybe even a chime sound for just one slide? Whatever


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Media Actions for Audio

We have already explored how you can add an audio clip within a PowerPoint slide. Once you place an audio clip, you can associate this clip with several Media actions such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. And although Media actions work the same way for both audio and video clips, there are some subtle differences. Due to these differences, we will explore both of them separately. In this


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animation Sounds

Adding an animation to any slide object imparts movement of some sort to that object, and draws the attention of the audience to that object. In this tutorial, we'll explore how you can add sound to an animation -- the combination of movement and sound makes it compelling for your audience to focus on the object that is being animated -- but again, this sort of pizzazz only works if you use it


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Setting a Recording Audio Device in Windows 8 or 7

There are many applications, including PowerPoint that allow you to record your voice using a connected microphone. Such recorded voice-overs work amazingly well as slide narrations. However, if your connected microphone does not work using the recording options in PowerPoint or another application, then you may have to first find if the microphone hardware was detected or not by your Windows


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Add Sound / Music to a PDF

There are times when you have to share your PowerPoint presentation as a PDF – mainly because you want to send a non-editable file format to someone. However any sound or music clips within your original PowerPoint file do not get included within the converted PDF. At other times, you may just want to add some sound or music to an existing PDF, even if that PDF was not created from a


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

PowerPoint Friendly Audio Formats

Different PowerPoint versions support a number of audio file formats – obviously, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for audio. This table provides information about audio file format compatibility at a quick glance. Learn about the audio file formats that are supported by various PowerPoint versions. Categories: powerpoint, sounds


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Format Tab for Audio Clips

When you insert an audio clip on your slide, PowerPoint represents the clip by a sound icon. You can change the sound icon to any other picture you want -- and you can also change the appearance of the sound icon or the other picture using options found in the Format tab, as explained in this tutorial. Explore the Format tab for audio clips in PowerPoint 2010. Categories: music,


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Advanced Audio Options

When you insert an audio clip into a PowerPoint slide, you can control its volume, set it to play looped, or even hide the audio icon. These are some of the advanced options available for any inserted audio clip in PowerPoint. Remember that these advanced options only exist so that you can use them when they are required, rather than using them just because they exist! Let us now explore all


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Trim Audio Clips

Once you insert an audio clip into your presentation, you may find that it is too long, or there may be parts in the clip that you don't want the audiences to hear. Or maybe you just need a small bit to play -- like the sound of that trumpet blowing! Although you can scrub the clip using the Player Controls bar to ascertain where you want the clip to begin and end, that option may become


12/08/2016 03:53 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Remove Bookmarks from Audio Clips

After adding a Bookmark to an audio clip, you may want to edit or remove the Bookmark altogether. In PowerPoint you can't edit a Bookmark -- for example, you cannot change the time of your Bookmark from 30 seconds to 28 seconds. To achieve this change, you have to delete the earlier Bookmark, and then add a new Bookmark on the time position that you want. Learn how to remove Bookmarks from



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