Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Sound File in Your Document.

Inserting a Sound File in Your Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 17, 2011)

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If you are the type that likes to give your documents a slant toward multimedia, Word allows you to insert sound files in your document. This is done in this manner:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the sound inserted.
  2. Choose Object from the Insert. Word displays the Object dialog box.
  3. Click on the Create from File tab. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Create from File tab of the Insert Object dialog box.

  5. Use the controls on the dialog box to locate a sound file that you want included with your document.
  6. Click on OK. An icon that looks like a speaker is inserted in your document.

You can later listen to your sound file by simply double-clicking on the speaker icon.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1273) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting a Sound File in Your Document.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2015-03-29 06:34:48

Arul Raj

Is there a way of avoiding the launching
of the media player on double clicking.

Thank you.


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