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Office Add-in: Office Sounds

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

Install these sounds to receive audio feedback that confirms your actions as you work in Office. NOTE: In recent Office versions, this add-in is no longer required to enable feedback with sound. See details for more information.

  • NOTE: This add-in is no longer supported or required to enable feedback with sound for Office 2016 or later versions. The "Provide feedback with sound" setting can now be enabled within Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and Outlook 2016 for Windows Desktop. Please visit our Office Sounds support page (listed in the links below) for more information about how to enable sounds in these apps.

    You can install these sounds to receive audio feedback that confirms your actions as you work in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word for Windows Desktop. For example, you will hear sounds when you:

    • Paste or delete content

    • Are autocorrected

    • Send e-mail

    • Open the task pane


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8

  • Windows minimum requirement:Windows 7 is the minimum supported version for this download.
    • This download works with the following Office programs:

      • Microsoft Office 2013
      • Microsoft Office 2010
      • Microsoft Office 2007

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
    2. Double-click the sounds.msi program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
    Instructions for use:

    Note: If you have used the Office Sounds add-in on your computer with an earlier version of Microsoft Office (for example, if you installed the add-in for Microsoft Office XP and then upgraded to Office 2003), you will need to uninstall and then reinstall this add-in.

    To start using Office Sounds

    1. In the File menu, click Options.
    2. In the Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab, select the Provide feedback with sound check box, and then click OK.
    To select or clear specific sounds

    1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Sounds and Multimedia icon.
    2. In the Sound Events list, scroll down to Microsoft Office, and select the sound you wish to turn on or off.
    3. Adjust the volume by sliding the Volume bar.
    4. Click OK.

    To remove this download:

    To remove the download file, delete the file sounds.exe program file.
    1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
    3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Office Sounds and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
    4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

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