Did you know that you can easily add soundtracks (music, voice over, etc.) to your Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation and make it all the more engaging? Yes, this isn’t a tough task at all, and even if you have never done it, you can easily do so now. For your perusal, we have compiled for you here, the easy steps that you can follow to get the work done. This article will be especially relevant to you if you are using a Windows Vista PC.

The easy step resolution to the issue is as:

1. Display the slide to which you want to add music or sound effects.
2. Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds.
3. Click Sound from File, locate the folder that contains the file that you want, and then double-click the file.
4. When a message is displayed, you can either:
Click “Automatically”, to play the music or sound automatically when you go to the slide.

OR

Click “When Clicked”, to play the music or sound only when you click the sound icon.
5. To adjust the settings for when the sound file stops, click the sound icon, right-click, and then click Custom Animation.
6. In the Custom Animation task pane, click the arrow on the selected item in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options.
7. On the Effect tab, under Stop playing, do one of the following:
Select “On click” to stop the sound file on mouse-click of this slide.

OR

Select “After current slide” to stop the sound file after this slide.
8. To keep the sound file playing for several slides, select “After”, and then set the total number of slides the file should play on.
9. Click “OK”

Footnotes:

Now that you have learnt the simple steps, you can use them to beautify your presentations and add melodious audio tracks to it. Keep the steps handy to use in the future.