Video:How to Use Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2010 for Windowswith Brian Smith
PowerPoint has many different slide transitions to choose from that will help keep pace your presentation. To learn more about your options, watch this About.com video tutorial on how to use slide transitions in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Hello, I’m Brian Smith for About.com here to share some tips on applying Transitions in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Transition Options in PowerPoint 2010
A transition is an effect applied to a slide that plays when you advance from one slide to the next. Transitions can help keep your pace in a presentation, help with creating a mood and to add some visual stimulation during your presentation.
I’m in a simple presentation using the Austin theme and I’m using the Normal View. If you need to know a little more about themes and views check out About.com for more information.
Applying Transitions in PowerPoint Presentations
Now switch to the Transitions Ribbon and you’ll see a strip with several transitions in it. To begin, I’m going to select a simple FADE transition. Once I click on it, two things will happen. First, you’ll get a little preview of how the transition will behave in your presentation and second, you’ll notice here on the left of the preview, there’s a little Star indicating there is a transition applied to the slide. To remove a transition, you can select the slide then click NONE. Notice how the little star is now gone.
Also, next to the transitions you’ll see an up and down arrow that will allow you to see the different transitions one strip at a time…. Or! Notice the small dropdown arrow that once you click it will show a palette of all the available transitions.
Finally, to apply a transition to several slides at once, highlight all of the slide thumbnails first then pick the transition you would like to apply. From the reading view, I’ll now take a look at the presentation with the transitions.
Have fun when exploring the different transitions in Microsoft PowerPoint. For more tips, be sure to check us out on the web at compute.about.com