Adding Sound with your Animations
PowerPoint 2007 allows you to add some sound to your selected text/graphic that you have added an effect to. This can be a very effective way to gain your audience's attention; especially if you are utilizing speakers in the classroom setting or giving a presentation in a fully wired conference room.
To add sound, you would first place an effect (i.e., emphasis, exit, entrance, etc.) on your bulleted text/graphic. Within the Custom Animation task pane, and under the Custom Animation list, you would click on the arrow to the right of the animation effect that was applied, and then click Effect Options.
At this point, you would go to Enhancements within the Sound list. From this window you can do one of the following:
1. Select a sound.
2. To add a sound from a file, select Other Sound, and then locate the sound file that you want to use.
To continue to add sound to your effects, repeat steps 1 and 2 for each bullet of text/graphic that you want to add a sound effect to.
Remember to follow the steps above to check your added sound effect within your presentation to be sure that it is working properly. It is also important to note that the sound you place upon your text/graphic may sound differently on a personal computer versus a large conference room. For example, a soft “beeping" sound may meet your expectations when you hear it on your own computer. However, it may come across as a sonic boom within a conference room or seminar atmosphere. The key is to always test your presentation and consider your audience.