How to Make Karaoke Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint


You know in Karaoke when you sing along, after each word you say, that word turns a different color so you keep track? How do I do this in PowerPoint with the words?


We came across this question this morning and we thought it is a wonderful way to present the text in PowerPoint like this. In fact it is not difficult to do this. Please keep up with the following step-by-step guide to make Karaoke animation in Microsoft PowerPoint.

In this guide, we will insert a song to keep pace with the text and make it really Karaoke-like.

Step 1: Open a new blank PowerPoint presentation and type in your text.


Step 2: Insert a song by click Insert > Sound from file and choose your desired song. In the pop up window you are asked “How do you want the sound to start in the slide show?” Choose Automatically.


Step 3: Set how would like to the song to play. Click Animations > Custom Animation to set the Effect Options of the song.


Under the Effect tab, you can type in number of slides where you want the song to stop playing.


Now we are going to set the text show as Karaoke style.

Step 4: Select the text frame and in the Custom Animation window to Add Effect for the text. In the Emphasis group, choose Color Wave as the text effect.


Step 5: Set the text animation to suit the song. Adjust the text Timing so that it can run according to the song.



Step 6: Set the slide transition as Automatically After a certain time if your song is set playing across multiple slides.


Finally, preview the Karaoke animation and you should see it like this:


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