Inserting a Sound File in Your Worksheet

If you are the type that likes to give your workbooks a slant toward multimedia, Excel allows you to insert sound files in your worksheets. This is done in this manner:

  1. Select the cell near which you want the sound inserted.
  2. Make sure the Insert tab of the ribbon is displayed.
  3. Click the Object tool in the Text group. Excel displays the Object dialog box.
  4. Click on the Create from File tab.
  5. Use the controls on the dialog box to locate a sound file that you want included with your document.
  6. 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. You can also move the icon to some other place on your worksheet, as it appears to “float” over the actual contents of the worksheet. Simply click on the icon once, and use the mouse to drag it to a new location.