There are three ways to use PPT to add audio:

  1. INSERT tab > click AUDIO add what you want then RIGHT CLICK on the audio > select STYLE and select PLAY IN BACKGROUND.  This will set the audio to play through all slides
    How To Set Audio To Play Through Multiple Slides in PowerPoint 365
  2. INSERT > RECORD SCREEN (this will allow you to screen capture whatever is on the screen and the audio with it, including the very PPT you are working on – you can then right click on the video in the PPT and save it as an MP4 so PPT is not required.
    How To Use PowerPoint To Record the Screen and Create an MP4 Video File
  3. RECORD SLIDE SHOW: For some reason MS has removed this cool feature from the default menus so you have to add it back in:
    1. Turn on the Recording tab of the ribbon:
      • Right Click on the HOME tab of the ribbon and select Customize Ribbon
      • Then, in the right-hand box that lists the available ribbon tabs, select the Recording check box. Click OK.

How To Enable the Recording Tab in PowerPoint 365

1 Comment

Polly · May 4, 2020 at 8:03 pm

Thanks, I used the INSERT > RECORD SCREEN feature to produce a short video!

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