Section 100. Add a Slide Transition

100. Add a Slide Transition


101 Make an Automatic Presentation


98 Add Sound to a Presentation

99 Impress with Animation Effects

100. Add a Slide Transition

Adding a transition between slides is very much like adding custom animation to graphics and other objects on your slides (see 99 Impress with Special Effects ). Instead of applying a special effect to a graphic image, you apply the special effect to the next transition. For example, a rolling transition would bring the next slide into view, during an automatic slide show or when you request the slide during a presentation, by rolling it in from one of the edges as it slowly overrides the previous slide.

You can apply a different transition to each slide throughout your presentation. In addition, you can apply the same transition to multiple slides. As with any special effect, don't overdo it because it's your presentation's message that is more important than the look of the physical presentation itself.

Select the First Slide in the Transition

Move to the slide that is to take on the transition. In other words, if you want the second slide in your presentation to appear on the screen through a special animated transition, display the second slide. Be sure the Slide View button is active so you can work with the slide and its transition.

Request a Transition

Select Slide Show, Slide Transition from the menu. The Slide Transition Tasks pane appears.

Select a Transition

Under Apply to selected slides , click any transition and watch a preview of it in the work area. Click to select the transition you want to apply to your slide. To apply this transition to all slides, click the Apply to All Slides button at the bottom of the Tasks pane.


To see what the transition will look like, click Assign once again. You can keep selecting different transitions and clicking Assign to see their effect until you find the one you like best.

Leave the Automatic Preview check box enabled at the bottom of the Slide Transition category in the Tasks pane (you might have to scroll to the bottom of the pane to see this option).

Specify Extras

In the Modify Transition section, you can adjust the speed of the transitional effect and add a sound if you want. Click the Speed list arrow or the Sound list arrow to choose a different speed or sound. Remember that you can preview as many options as you want. The one you leave selected is the option that is used in the presentation.


If you are controlling your own presentation (as opposed to creating an automatic presentation), click the On mouse click button so that the transition doesn't occur until you click the mouse button or press the Spacebar during your presentation.

You can also control whether the transition occurs manually or automatically in the Advance slide section. If you want the transition to occur automatically after a certain time, select the Automatically after option and designate the amount of time the slide should stay onscreen in the text box.

Test and Modify the Transition

Press F9 to review your presentation in Slide Show view and make sure that the transition works the way you want it to. To change the transition to a different one, display the starting slide again and choose Slide Show, Slide Transition from the menu bar to display the Slide Transition category in the Tasks pane.] 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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ISBN: 0672328089
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
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