Embed sound in PowerPoint 2007

To embed sound into PowerPoint 2007, the sound file has to be in a “.WAV” format and not “.MP3”. If it is an mp3 file, the file will be linked rather than embedded. PowerPoint has no way to perform this conversion so to convert your .mp3 to a .wav file you will need a sound editing program.

Important. Sounds that are already in the slides will need to be reinserted, or will not be considered embedded.

Select the slide you would like the sound to be played on, or to start laying from, then follow these steps.

Embed Sound PowerPoint 1

You’re done! This allows you to be able to send your presentation to colleagues without having to also send the sound file also, the sound is now included in the presentation.

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If the file still  isn’t being embedded its either not in .WAV format or the file size is too large.

To change the maximum file size allowed

1. Go to PowerPoint Options
2. On the Advanced tab, go to the “Save” section
3. Increase the Link sounds with file size greater than ___ Kb setting to a size just larger than your largest sound file, up to 50,000 KB (50 MB).
4. Click OK.

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that doesnt work. the sound doesnt play when emailed

If the file isn’t being embedded its either not in .WAV format or the file size is too large. To change the maximum file size allowed

1. Go to PowerPoint Options
2. On the Advanced tab, go to the “Save” section
3. Increase the Link sounds with file size greater than ___ Kb setting to a size just larger than your largest sound file, up to 50,000 KB (50 MB).
4. Click OK.

Let me know if that works.

I add a sound file of 145 KB WAV to a PowerPoint 2007 presentation. It works fine in my computer. However, when I sent the presentation via e-mail, the sound gets separated from the presentation and it is not transmitted because it is not embedded. How can I compress the sound so that it can be embedded?

No need to compress the file. You can change default embedded file size allowed.

To do this

Go to Office Button then PowerPoint Options
Choose the Advanced tab. Now scroll down to the Save
section and change the Link sounds with file size greater than from the default 100kb to 30000kb(30mb)

This was so helpful,

Thanks alot!!

The two-step process you have above only links the file. You can tell that when you launch the sound options dialog box and it shows the file path name under the information section of that box so your process doesn’t automatically embed the file even when file sizes are adjusted. That box will supposedly say “contained in presentation” if it is embedded. My wav file was 24MB so I increased to 30000KB and it still did not play when I emailed it to a collegue.
How do you change the file path to contained in presentation?

Thank you,
Larry Pryor

I added a sound file under 50,000 KB (33,000), it’s a WAV file and runs automatically from the first frame, but the sound doesn’t work when emailed. When I check the Sound Tools, Options, Dialogue box, it shows the WAV linking to the source file instead of being embedded. Have done everything twice and double-checked that as well – any explanations? Thanks

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