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Play Music in the Background During PowerPoint Presentations

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Here’s a fun tip: punch up your PowerPoint presentation with some tunes. While playing music in the background certainly isn’t always appropriate, adding audio for the duration of your presentation is an easy process that can make your slides a bit more interesting.

First, you’ll want to ensure that you have your music or audio file saved on your computer (or an accessible cloud location) and that you have the rights to play the music in the setting where you’re presenting. See this page for audio formats that PowerPoint can use. Then:

  1. From the Insert tab, select the Audio button.
  2. Locate the music file you wish to include and click Insert.
  3. From the Playback tab, click Play in Background.

If your presentation will be longer than the song you chose, you can add more than one song. Simply repeat steps 1-3 on any slide on which you want to add a new or additional track.

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