"PowerPoint Slide Transitions - Important Element to Add Value to Your Presentation"

Slide Transitions are special effects you can add to a slide show to determine how one slides moves to the next. It's the visual movements as one slide changes to another.

The transition effect for a slide refers to how the slide enters, not how it exits. So, when you are creating your presentation slides, do remember to apply the feature otherwise your presentation will be quite boring and not attractive as all the slides movements are same.

PowerPoint has many different slide transition options to choose from to enhance your slide show. Please note that transitions add a nice little flourish to your presentation, but you don't want them to distract unduly from your message.

This tutorial will guide you on how to apply the slide show transitions to your presentation.

To add transitions to a slide show

  • Change to Slide Sorter view by clicking on the Slide Sorter icon (at the left hand side bottom of the screen).
  • PowerPoint slide sorter view

  • From the Slide Sorter view, click/select the slide that you wish to apply the slide transition.
  • From the Slide Show menu, select Slide Transition to display the Slide Transition pane in the right-hand side of the screen.
  • PowerPoint slide transition pane

  • Under the Apply to selected slides: section, select the transition you want from the lists.
  • Click on the Play button to see a preview or to see the real live action, just click the Slide Show button.
  • Under the Modify transition - Speed: section, select how fast you want the transition to take place by selecting Slow, Medium or Fast option.
  • Under the Modify transition - Sound: section, you can choose the sound for the slide transition.
  • To apply the transitions of all slides in the presentation, click on Apply to All Slides.

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