Adding a Sound File
Here are ways to add sound to a document:
Drag a sound file from the Finder anywhere onto a page or to a media placeholder.
The sound file is added to your document as a floating object.
Click Media in the toolbar, choose iTunes from the pop-up menu, select a playlist, and
then drag a file or playlist anywhere onto a page or to a media placeholder. The sound
file is added to your document as a floating object.
To convert a sound file from a floating object to an inline object, select a sound file
and click the Inline button in the format bar.
To add a sound file as an inline object, hold down the Command key and then drag
the file from the Finder or Media Browser until you see the insertion point where you
want the sound file to appear. Release the thumbnail when you’ve placed it where you
The sound file is represented on the page by a speaker icon.
Double-click the icon to play the sound file. To set up audio playback settings, see
“Adjusting Media Playback Settings” on page 155.
When you add media files, make sure that they will be available if you transfer your
document to another computer. When saving your document, make sure to select
“Copy audio and movies into document” in the Save window after you choose Save or
Save As. (If you don’t see the option, click the disclosure triangle next to the field, and
then click Advanced Options.)
Also note that some media files are protected under copyright law. Some downloaded
music may be played only on the computer where the download occurred. Make
sure the computer you are using has permission to play all the media files included in