A Note About Different Audio Types
Are you asking, "Can you put music on Microsoft PowerPoint?"
First and foremost, depending on the audio file type you are using, you can add and embed the music into your presentation or only add and link to your music in PowerPoint.
So what does that mean, what is the difference between adding by embedding and adding by linking in PowerPoint?
When you add by embedding your audio file into a PowerPoint presentation, the audio file is inside your presentation. Therefore, when you move your presentation from computer to computer or send it to a colleague, the audio file remains inside the presentation. When you add by linking your audio file into a PowerPoint presentation, the audio file resides outside of your presentation. Which means when you move your presentation from computer to computer or send it to a colleague, you must send the audio file along with the presentation.
Which audio file is added by embedding and which is added by linking?
The two audio file types are .wav files and .mp3 files, both familiar audio files. The audio files that can be added by embedding are .wav files, while .mp3 files can only be added by linking them into the PowerPoint presentation.
Keep this important fact in mind, as the steps for adding the music are the same, however when it comes to moving the presentation, if you're using .mp3 files, you'll need to remember to move the audio file with the presentation.
Now that we've got the differences cleared up, let's start this step by step tutorial on adding and using music in your PowerPoint presentations. If you feel like you're getting lost in the text, then click on the screenshot to help guide you through.