PowerPoint 2003: How to Add Transition Effects

Posted October 31, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Powerpoint

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With PowerPoint, the use of transition effects helps a presentation make a greater impact by varying the way one slide replaces another. A slide transition is the visual effect of a slide as it comes into view during a slide show. This can be useful for helping a presentation draw the viewers’ attention to important slides. Effects include opening like a vertical blind, sliding into view, and dissolving in from the edge or center. To apply the transition effect, use the steps below.

1. Go to the slide to which you wish to apply the effect.

2. Click Slide Show, and select Slide Transition. This will bring up the Slide Transition task pane.

3. Under Apply to selected slides, select the desired transition effect. If AutoPreview (in the Slide Transition task pane) is checked, you will see the effect. Otherwise, click the Play button to view the transition.

4. You can change the speed of the transition by using the corresponding drop-down under Modify transition. Sound can be added to the transition by selecting from the corresponding drop-down.

5. To apply the effect to all slides in your presentation, click the Apply to All Slides button.

6. Save your presentation.

Note that each slide may have only one transition.


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