How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

Date:2019-9-25 Author:Olivia

We generally insert a sound in PPT for a better presentation, and have you ever thought of adding background music in MS Word? It will also bring different feeling to the reader, especially when there is lot of content in the Word document. The method is simply and easy to follow:

Step 1: Add Developer Tab into Ribbon

1. Click File at top left in the Ribbon.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

2. Click Options in the left pane.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

3. The Word Options dialog box will display, go to Customize Ribbon tab and check the box of Developer under Main Tabs, then hit OK at the bottom.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

4. Now you have successfully added the Developer tab.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

Step 2: Add Windows Media Player Controls

1. Go to Developer tab, click Legacy Tools button which is in the Controls group. Select More Controls button in the drop-down list.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

2. The More Controls dialog box will appear, move the scrollbar up and down and select Windows Media Player, then hit OK at the bottom.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

3. You may notice that a media player has been added in the document. Right-click it and select Properties in the pop-up window.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

4. In Properties window, go to Alphabetic tab and click […] button right next Custom to open up the Windows Media Player Properties window. Then click Browse to choose the background music in your PC. There are other settings like Controls layout, Playback options and Volume settings. You could adjust the options according to actual needs. For me, I will choose Invisible, otherwise leave it as default(Full) in the Select a mode box. Set Playback options as Auto start, and also set up Play count, which is number of music file playback.

How to Add Background Music in Microsoft Word

5. Simply click OK when you finish operating and save the Word document. Now whenever you open the document, it can automatically play background music.

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