In this walkthrough, we've shared how to add music to Keynote, so that you heighten the emotions in a presentation.
How to Add Music to Keynote
Keynote supports two kinds of audio: soundtrack and voiceover narration. A soundtrack is any background music that plays during your slideshow. Meanwhile, voiceover narration is a pre-made recording that accompanies each slide. Here's how to add a soundtrack:
1. First, click on the grey square icon in the toolbar, and then select the Audio tab (in the upper right corner).
2. Next, click the square icon with a musical note, and select which song(s) you'd like to add to the soundtrack. You can also choose a playlist, and Keynote will play every song on the list.
3. If you'd like to rearrange the track order, just drag the songs to a new spot in the sequence. You can delete a song or playlist by clicking on it, and then pressing Delete.
4. Now, open the Soundtrack menu, and select a playback option for your music. "Off" mutes the soundtrack; "Play Once" plays the list from start to finish; and "Loop" plays the list on repeat.
5. If you plan on sharing the Keynote presentation, or playing it on other computers, you'll need to save the audio files with your document. To do this, first select "Keynote" > "Preferences" from the top menu. This will open a Preferences dialog box. Next, click on the General tab, and choose "Copy Audio and Movies Into Document".
How to Embed Audio in Keynote
1. First, select the Keynote slide where you want to add an audio file. Drag the audio file onto the slide, and you'll see a small icon appear (it will be invisible during playback).
2. Click on the audio icon, and then select "Inspector" from the main Keynote menu. Choose "Build", and then choose "Open Drawer". All of the current effects (including the audio file) will be listed in the Build window, located on the left side. a
3. Finally, select the audio file in the Build window. You can decide how the audio will play when you reach the slide. If you choose "Start Build", Keynote allows you to sync audio playback with another object's appearance in the slide. Just select "Automatically with Build X", where X is the object that you wish to sync.
Understanding Digital Rights Management
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a special copyright protection for audio files. Keynote does not support DRM audio for presentations, so you will not be able to add these songs to your soundtrack list.