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.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 1, 2020)
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:
Figure 1. The Create from File tab of the Insert Object dialog box.
You can later listen to your sound file by simply double-clicking on the speaker icon.
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