Applying Sound Effects to Animated Text and Objects in PowerPoint 2007-2013

Applying Sound Effects to Animated Text and Objects in PowerPoint 2007-2013

You can give additional emphasis to animated text or objects by applying sound effects.

To add sound to animated text or an object, do the following:

  1. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane. The Animation Pane opens on the side of the workspace pane, showing the order, type and duration of animation effects applied to text or objects on a slide.
  1. Locate the effect to which you want to add sound, click the down arrow and then click Effect Options.
    Animation Pane, adding Effect Options to an effect
     Note    The Effect Options dialog box displays different options, according to the type of animation selected.
  1. On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, in the Sound box, click the arrow to open the list and then do one of the following:
  • Click a sound from the list, and then click OK.
  • To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound from the list, locate the sound file that you want to use, and then click Open.

Click a sound from the list on the Effects tab
When you click OK or Open, the slide plays a preview of the animation with the sound added. To change the preview sound volume, click Sound Sound in Animation Effects Options box and move the slider up or down. To turn off the preview sound, select the Mute check box.

  1. Repeat for each bullet of text to which you want to add a sound effect.
  2. To preview all the animation and sound applied to a slide, in the Animation Pane, click Play.

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