Whenever you choose to play audio in Microsoft PowerPoint, you will likely see the audio icon whenever it is set to play in the background or automatically. Now, if you want a professional look, that audio icon needs to go, so how do we get it done?
What we’re going to talk about here can be done on PowerPoint for Windows 11/10, Mac, and PowerPoint on the web.
How do I hide the Audio icon in PowerPoint
The information below are significant steps in helping with hiding the audio icon from a PowerPoint presentation:
- Open the PowerPoint presentation from where you want to hide the icon
- Choose a slide from your presentation
- Move over to the Playback tab
- Hide the audio icon
- Hide the audio icon via Microsoft PowerPoint on the web
1] Open the presentation from where you want to hide the icon
The first thing here you should do is fire up Microsoft PowerPoint, and from there, launch the required presentation. You should see a list of presentations to choose from, so make sure you’ve read the titles correctly before making a selection.
2] Choose a slide from your presentation
OK, now it is time to select a slide. Chances are, your presentation should have several slides attached. It is up to you now to choose the right one. Usually, it is the Slide with the audio file attached, so look for it and click on it using your mouse.
3] Move over to the Playback tab
At first glance, you will not see the Playback tab at all. In order to make it appear, please click on the audio icon located on the Slide, and right away, the tab will become visible. You should see it at the top-right of the Ribbon.
4] Hide the audio icon
After the appearance of the Playback tab, look for a section that reads, Hide During Show. Please tick the box beside it, and that should ensure the audio icon never shows itself during a live presentation.
5] Hide the audio icon via Microsoft PowerPoint on the web
For those who use the web version of PowerPoint, you should not worry at all because the task is similar.
Simply visit the official PowerPoint on the web website and open your presentation. Select the correct Slide, then click on the audio icon right away. When the Audio tab displays itself, select Audio Options, and then from the dropdown menu, click on Hide During Show, and that’s it.
How to add Audio to Microsoft PowerPoint
If you’re wondering how to add an audio file to a Slide in PowerPoint, then wonder no longer.
Do this by launching PowerPoint first, and from there, open the presentation of choice. Once that is done, look to the Ribbon and select Insert > Audio > Audio on My PC or Record Audio.
The audio file should now be visible to you from the Slide you’ve selected.