Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Sound File in Your Document.

Inserting a Sound File in Your Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 14, 2015)

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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. Display the Insert tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click Object in the Text group. Word displays the Object dialog box.
  4. Click on the Create from File tab. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Create from File tab of the Object dialog box.

  6. Use the controls on the dialog box to locate a sound file that you want included with your document.
  7. 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 (5911) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word 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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2015-10-16 13:13:36

Manoj Kumar

what if the word document is on pendrive and opened in another desktop. how to link the files added to the word along with the word document to view it in another desktop.
thanks in advance.


2014-11-08 22:03:43

Thomas Redd

It would be much easier to simply drag and drop an audio file to the location on the document that you want it. Let go of the mouse and there it is. This also works with Video files.


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