How to Play a Track from a CD During Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

By Doug Lowe

You aren’t limited to single sounds in your PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint can also tell your CD player to play tracks. To access a CD in your PowerPoint presentation, pop it into your computer’s CD drive and follow these steps below. (Note that you won’t be able to see the names of the tracks in PowerPoint, so you need to know which track number you want.)

1On the Insert tab, click the down arrow next to the Sound button and then choose Play CD Audio Track.

This opens the Insert CD Audio dialog box.

2Select the starting and ending track numbers.

To play just one track, set the starting and ending track numbers to the track you want to play.

3Set the other sound options however you want.

You can adjust the volume, specify whether an icon appears on the slide, and tell PowerPoint whether you want the sound icon to appear while the sound is playing.

4Click OK.

A dialog box appears, asking whether you want the sound to play automatically when the slide is displayed.