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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Slide Transitions

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Slide Transitions

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 if you play a sound with each transition.

As in previous versions of the PowerPoint program, 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 view, you have access to the Transition to Slide group, which is really all you need to add cool transitions.

Figure 47. Transition to Slide Group

Adding a Slide Transition

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. Open the Transition Gallery in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  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. Choose the Transition Speed drop-down arrow in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  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. Choose the Transition Sound drop-down arrow in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  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. Open the Transition Gallery in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  4.  
  5. Choose a transition
     
  6.  
  7. Optional: Choose the Transition Speed drop-down arrow in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  8.  
  9. Optional: Choose a Transition Speed
     
  10.  
  11.  Optional: Choose the Transition Sound drop-down arrow in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     
  12.  
  13. Optional: Choose a Transition Sound
     
  14.  
  15.  Click the Apply to All command in the Transition to This Slide group on the Animations tab
     

Preview a Slide Transition

     
  1. Select a slide
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3.  Click the Preview command in the Preview group on the Animations tab