How To Add Music To PowerPoint In Windows

Wonders, how to add music to PowerPoint slides on Windows. Well, there some steps that follow for inserting sound files on Powerpoint ppt files.

Music makes every content beautiful and wonderful. If we add music to any Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, then we will be adding extra grandeur to it. If you are searching for the process using which you can add some quality music as an additional ornament to your classic presentation, then you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will be telling you how you can do that irrespective of every PowerPoint version you may have. Read the methods until the end.

How To Add Music To PowerPoint: Step by Step Guide

If you are using PowerPoint 2007, then follow the below-mentioned process. For your kind information, PowerPoint 2007 supports various types of audio formats like AIFF Audio, AU Audio, MIDI, MP3, Windows Audio, Windows Media Audio, etc. Let us get started with the process.

Steps For PowerPoint 2007

Step 1:

At first, do select the slide you wish to add music to. Then you have to make a left-click on the “Insert tab” (see the top left corner of your screen).

Step 1:

Now, you have to click on the Sound button to open the drop-down menu. After that, you need to select a sound file from your personal computer to add it so find the file you want to add and tap on OK.

Step 3:

You will a pop-up window is opening. It will ask you how you would like the sound to be started in the slideshow. You will have two options, either you select ‘automatically’ or ‘manually’.

Step 4:

Now you have to click on the ‘Animations’ tab and go to ‘Custom Animation’ right after that. Look upon the right side of the screen, you will see a menu is opening.

Step 5:

Please select the file you have added and make a left-click on the menu icon which will be dropped down. Next, please do select ‘Effect Options’ from the pop-up window appearing.

Step 6:

You can customize that when the music will start and when it will stop playing. It could be alternative slides, multiple slides, or at the end of the presentation.

If you have the latest version of PowerPoint 2016, then you must know that PowerPoint 2016 supports audio formats like AIFF Audio, AU Audio, MIDI, MP3, MPEG-4 Audio File, Windows Audio, Windows Media Audio, etc. Follow the below-mentioned steps to add music to one or all slides in PowerPoint 2016.

Steps For PowerPoint 2016

Step 1:

At first, you have to select the slide you want to add music to. Then, as said earlier for the 2007 version, you have to click on the “Insert” tab (which is in the top left corner of the screen).

Step 2:

Now, make a left-click on the “Audio” button to open the drop-down menu, and then you have to select ‘’Audio” from “My PC”.

Step 3:

After that, please find the file you wish to add. After selecting, click on Insert. You will see that a sound icon is appearing on the slide. You can drag it outside the slide if you don’t wish it to be shown on top of your favorite slide content.

Step 4:

When the music icon is selected, you have to click on the ‘Playback’ tab. Right after that, select ‘Start Automatically’ if you want the music to start automatically.

Step 5:

From the ‘Playback’ menu you can trim or cut your audio easily if you want. You have to select it when it is starting and you have to select a stop when it stops. The song will be in a loop if not stopped.

Step 4:

With the audio icon selected, you may go to the ‘Playback’ tab and select the ‘Play in Background’ option. ‘Play in Background’ will make the audio file start automatically when you are presenting a slide show and the option will play across multiple slides.