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PowerPoint 2003: Adding Slide Transitions

PowerPoint 2003: Adding Slide Transitions

Figure 23. Slide Transition Task Pane

Quite simply, slide transitions are the cool effects you see when a presentation moves from one slide to the next in Slide Show View. In addition to choosing the transition effect, you can control the speed of the effect and you can play a sound with each transition.

There are many different types of slide transitions. In fact, so many that we’re not even going to list them all here. Rather, I’ll show you how to see them and you can play with them all you want to find the transitions that best suit your presentations.

Personally, I prefer to assign my transitions in Slide Sorter View. This is another example of personal preference. One view certainly isn’t better than another. In either Slide Show or Normal view, you have access to Transitions, which is really all you need to add cool transitions.

Adding a Slide Transition

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. View the Slide Transition Task Pane
     
  4.  
  5. Choose a transition
     

Modify a Slide Transition Speed

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. View the Slide Transition Task Pane
     
  4.  
  5. Choose a transition speed
     

Add a Slide Transition Sound

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. View the Slide Transition Task Pane
     
  4.  
  5. Choose a transition sound
     

Add a Slide Transition to All Slides in a Presentation

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. View the Slide Transition Task Pane
     
  4.  
  5. Choose a transition
     
  6.  
  7. Optional: Choose a Transition Speed
     
  8.  
  9. Optional: Choose a Transition Sound
     
  10.  
  11. Click the Apply to All button on the Slide Transition Task Pane
     

Preview a Slide Transition

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. View the Slide Transition Task Pane
     
  4.  
  5. Click the Play button on the Slide Transition Task Pane
     

Can’t remember how to view the Slide Transition Task Pane? In Normal view, choose Slide Show: Slide Transition from the Menu bar.