Video:Insert PowerPoint Transitionswith Don Schechter
Inserting transitions in your PowerPoint presentation gives it a professional look as you advance from one slide to the next. Learn how to add transitions between your slides.See Transcript
Transcript:Insert PowerPoint TransitionsHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to insert transitions between your slides in your PowerPoint presentation. This feature makes your presentation look very professional.
Choose a PowerPoint PresentationFirst open PowerPoint. Open an existing document to add your transitions to or you can start a new presentation. I am going to open an old presentation by going to 'File,' 'Open' and choosing my presentation.
Choose a TransitionNow go up to 'Slide Show' and select 'Slide Transition.' This will open up a sidebar on the right side. There is a list of different transitions. Click on a transition and it will be previewed for you on your selected slide.
To preview the same transition multiple times click the Play button at the bottom of the sidebar. I am going to choose 'Random Transition,' so a different transition will be used each time.
Adjust the PowerPoint Transition SpeedThese are going by way too fast, so I am going to change the speed under 'Modify Transition.' I am going to adjust my speed to medium.
Add Transition SoundsYou can also choose to add sound when you change slides by choosing one from the drop down menu, but I find it distracting, so I'll keep it on no sound.
How to Advance the SlidesNext you can choose to advance the slides by selecting 'On Mouse Click' or 'Automatically After.' If you choose 'Automatically After,' you must enter the number of seconds or minutes before each slide changes. I am going to choose to transition slides by mouse click.
Apply the PowerPoint TransitionNow click Apply to All Slides. Click Slide Show to go through your presentation and you can see your transitions.
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