Insert Online Audio (Sound) in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to insert online sound (audio) clips in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
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. Follow these steps to insert an online audio clip into your PowerPoint presentation.
- Navigate to the slide where you want to add a sound. From the Insert tab of
Ribbon, click the down-arrow below the Audio button to bring up the drop-down menu shown in Figure 1. From this
menu, choose the Online Audio option (highlighted in red within
Figure 1: Online Audio option
- This brings up the Insert Audio dialog box, as shown in Figure 2.
Within this dialog box you'll find online picture service providers listed, such as
Office.com Clip Art.
Figure 2: Insert Audio dialog box
- Now, just type in the keyword(s) within the box placed next to the service you want to insert the picture
from, and press Enter key. For This tutorial we are searching picture from
Office.com Clip Art service and we choose "chime" as our keyword, as shown
highlighted in red within Figure 2, above.
- Based on the keyword(s) entered, you'll get the results in the next window, as shown in
Figure 3. Select any audio clip -- the selected audio clip are indicated by a highlighted
border (refer to Figure 3). Then click the Insert button highlighted in
blue within Figure 3.
Figure 3: Insert Audio dialog box with results
- Also, you can preview the audio by hovering your cursor over the audio icon - you'll see a
tool-tip within the audio file name and text saying loading preview (highlighted in
blue within Figure 4). Make sure that the speakers are
Figure 4: Audio clip inserted on the slide
- The selected audio clip will be downloaded and inserted within your slide, as shown in
Figure 5. To preview to the inserted audio clip, click the Play button, highlighted in
red within Figure 5 below.
Figure 5: Audio clip inserted on the slide
- Make sure to save your presentation.
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