How To Add Background Music To PowerPoint Presentation

There are several ways to improve your PowerPoint presentation. For instance, you can use built-in themes, infographics, slide transitions, and animations. This will make your presentation unique, attractive, and engaging.

However, adding background music is a totally different ball game. It can lift the genre of your presentation to a new height.

Add the right type of background music to a presentation. Not only will you effectively set its tone, but you will also help to keep the audience enthralled. You will also be making your presentation more memorable.

Adding background music to the PowerPoint presentation is not difficult at all.

Simply follow our instructions step-by-step. You should have your presentation linked to a suitable musical track in no time. You can use any online music track or a music file you have downloaded into your computer.

PowerPoint even allows you to record your own audio for your slides.

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How to Change Default Font in PowerPoint

When you want to change the default font in PowerPoint, you have two choices:

  • Change the fonts in every slide, one-by-one
  • Change the default font for the entire presentation.

You may want to change fonts in every slide to make them different from one another. But this is an enormous task if you have too many slides to handle. In such cases, it is far simpler to change the default font for the entire presentation. We will show you how to do this in simple steps.

You can change default fonts in three different ways:

  • Change all fonts in one go
  • Change selected fonts
  • Change the default font for all textboxes

Let us see how to do the above.

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How to Print Only Notes in PowerPoint?

Your PowerPoint presentation of slides contains bulleted points that convey the main theme. You, as the presenter, must articulate and expand on each bulleted point. But you may find it difficult to remember the detailed explanation of each slide.

You could carry a separate write-up along with your presentation. But you may find it difficult to synchronize the notes to the specific slide. PowerPoint helps solve this dilemma. It provides an area below each slide for inputting notes. During the presentation, the audience sees only the slides, and not the notes. The presenter sees both.

After the presentation, you may want to distribute a copy to the members of the audience. You may wish to distribute the notes as well. You may wish to offer a soft copy of the presentation and printed handouts for the notes. PowerPoint allows you to do this in a few simple steps.

We will show you how to print only the notes from your PowerPoint slides.

You can print the notes in two methods:

  • With thumbnail per page and notes
  • Only notes, without thumbnail 

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How to Curve Text in PowerPoint?

You may be in a hurry to create your presentation, and have time only to create it with plain text. To make the presentation more interesting, you must fill in background images, colorful text, and decorative art. But these efforts take time to make their combined effect presentable.

However, you can easily liven up a plain text type presentation by giving your text more curves.

PowerPoint allows you to curve your text in many ways. You can also change your plain text into decorative art text, make the text follow a nice curve or circle, or do all of them simultaneously.

To simplify things, we have created some simple instructions.

3 ways to curve text in PowerPoint

  • Curve plain text
  • Curve WordArt text
  • Curve text around a circular shape

The advantage of learning the above three methods is all three are equally effective. You can easily bend text using the above techniques.

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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint?

You may want to enhance your presentation with YouTube videos. There are innumerable videos on YouTube to suit your requirements. By embedding one or more videos, you can hold your audience captive.

It is easy to find a video on YouTube suitable for your presentation.

But you may need guidance getting the video into a slide, and ensuring it plays in the presentation.

In this tutorial, we show you the steps to add a YouTube video to your PowerPoint presentation.

4 Ways to Embed a Youtube Video in Powerpoint Presentation.

  • Embed the URL of the YouTube video
  • Link YouTube video to a picture in the presentation
  • Embed code of the YouTube video
  • Insert a YouTube video from your PC


A word of caution before we start. Videos on YouTube may have copyright restrictions. Downloading and using the videos without prior permission may not be legally permissible. Always obtain permission before downloading and using videos from YouTube.

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How to Cite a PowerPoint?

You may have seen or received a PowerPoint presentation containing relevant information. You would like to use the information from the PowerPoint in your own paper or article. To do this, you must cite the source.

It is possible that you know how to cite websites, books, or journal articles. But citing a PowerPoint presentation may be something new for you. In reality, citing a PowerPoint presentation is not very different. You only must be careful about the academic style of the paper you are writing.

There are three major academic styles — APA, MLA, and Chicago. For each, you must format the paper and citations in specific ways. This is not difficult and referencing in each style only takes a few minutes.

We will help you with the process of citing a PowerPoint presentation. This is our stepwise guide for the three commonly used academic styles — APA, MLA, and Chicago.

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How to add a gif in Powerpoint

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a GIF is worth at least Ten Thousand words.

While it’s straightforward to insert an image in a PPT presentation, but Can you insert a Gif into Powerpoint?

Well, the answer is: YES.

PowerPoint allows you to add an animated GIF to a slide just like you add any other picture to it.

You can add it from a GIF file that you already have stored on your computer’s hard disk. 

Alternately, you can search online on the web for suitable GIFs, and download them for use.

Here, we will explain how you can insert an animated GIF in a few easy steps.  

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How to Print PowerPoint with Notes

You have a PowerPoint presentation where you have introduced notes in individual slides. The notes helped you to remember important aspects of your presentation. But they were not visible to the audience.

Now, you want to present your audience with a printed version of your presentation. You want to print the notes along with their respective slides to make it easier for them to understand.

You can do this easily in PowerPoint, and we explain the method here.

Step by Step guide to print Powerpoint with Notes

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How to add notes to Powerpoint

Presenting a long slideshow to an audience can be a challenging task. You must remember the finer details of each slide. Yet, it is easy to overcome this. PowerPoint allows adding notes to individual slides in an accessible format.

The notes will show up on the screen for you to read in the Presenter view, but will not be visible to the audience. You can still share the notes with your audience. Print the notes for sharing if you think that will benefit them.

Adding notes to PowerPoint slides is easy. Here’s how to do it.

How to add notes to Powerpoint

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