Gavilan College, Gilroy, California

slide presentation graphic
Jane's Quick Tips
Tip 25
Applying Slide Transitions

 slide presentation graphic

Selecting Transition Effects

Slide transitions are motion effects that occur when a presentation moves from slide to slide. Slides can appear in pieces, in strips, or all at once. You can control the transition speed and method with which the slides advance during a presentation. You can also apply a transition sound that will play as slides change from one to the next.

Transitions Tab
Figure 1: Transitions Tab

Procedures: Add the Same Transitions to all slides
1. In the Normal view, click the Transition tab so the slide thumbnails display. Display the first slide (Slide 1).
2. Click on the Transitions tab, and then in the Transition to This Slide group, click the More button More button to display the Transitions gallery as shown below. Select a transition.
3. Click the Apply to All button.
4. Click the Preview button in the Preview group on the Transition tab.

Transitions Gallery
Figure 2: Transitions Gallery

Procedures: Add Different Transitions to all slides  

1. In the Normal view*, click the Slides tab in the Slides/Outline pane, select the slide that you want to add the transition.
2. On the Transitions tab, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the slide transition effect that you want for that slide. To see more transition effects in the Transitions gallery, click the More button.
3. To set the slide transition speed, in the Timings group, click the arrow next to Transition Speed, and then select the duration that you want.
4. To add a different slide transition to another slide in your presentation, repeat the steps above. Do not click on the Apply to All button.

*Note: You can also add your transitions in the Slide Sorter view, so you can see all the slides at once. When you add your transition to an individual slide, just click outside that slide and it will apply to that slide only.

Transitions Tab Timing Group

Advance Slide Transitions On Mouse Click or Automatically
You can have the next slide appear either when you click the mouse or automatically by selecting either the On Mouse Click or the After: checkbox in the Advanced Slide section of the Timing group. If you select the After: checkbox, you will need to add your specific number of seconds using the spin box. Timing group Advance Slide

Back to PowerPoint 2010 Quick Tips Index

This page was last modified March 30, 2014
Address of this page is: