Learn about the Audio tab within the Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
We have already explored the new Media Browser in
PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, and its
Photos tab. The second tab within the Media Browser is the
Audio tab -- this tab allows you to quickly add sounds to your PowerPoint slides. Since PowerPoint 2011 is so well integrated with Mac OS X, the
Audio tab displays your iTunes and GarageBand music collections. Similar to the Photos tab, the Audio tab is also divided into upper and lower panes,
as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Audio tab within Media Browser
Let us now explore the options within the Audio tab of Media Browser, as marked in Figure 1 above:
Within the Audio tab's preview pane, you can select an audio file and right click to get a contextual menu as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Choose display options for audio preview pane
There are four options in the list which are explained below:
To insert an audio, just drag it from the preview pane into your presentation, as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Audio being dragged on slide
When the audio is inserted on your slide, a sound icon appears (see Figure 5). To play the sound, click the Play button on the sound control bar, shown highlighted in red in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Audio inserted in presentation
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