Microsoft PowerPoint

To add transitions between slides

➜  On the Transitions tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, display the Transitions gallery, and then click the transition you want.

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To refine the effect of the transition of a selected slide

➜  On the Transitions tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, click the Effect Options button, and then click the effect you want.

To incorporate a sound into the transition of a selected slide

➜  On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, display the Sound list, and then click the sound you want.

Tip  To associate a sound file of your own with a slide transition, click Other Sound at the bottom of the Sound list. Then in the Add Audio dialog box, find and select the sound file you want to use, and click Open.

To change the speed of the transition of a selected slide

➜  On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, enter the speed you want in the Duration box.

To automate the transition of the selected slide

1. On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, clear the On Mouse Click check box.

2. Select the After check box, and then enter a time in the adjacent box.

See Also  For more information about slide timings, see section 8 .2, “Set Up Slide Shows .”

To apply the transition of the selected slide to all the slides

➜  On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, click the Apply To All button.

To remove transitions between slides

1. On the Transitions tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, display the Transitions gallery, and click None .

2. In the Timing group, click the Apply To All button.

Practice Tasks

The practice files for these tasks are located in the PowerPoint\Objective5 practice file folder. If you want to save the results of the tasks, save them in the same folder with My appended to the file name so that you don’t overwrite the original practice files.

+ In the PersonalJournal presentation, apply the Cover transition to all the slides in the presentation, and then set the transition speed to 3 seconds.

+ In the PersonalJournal presentation, make the transition rotate from the bottom.

+ In the PersonalJournal presentation, add the Wind sound to the transition.

+ In the AnnualMeeting presentation, remove the transition effects from all the slides.

Objective Review

Before finishing this chapter, ensure that you have mastered the following skills:

5.1   Apply Built-in and Custom Animations

5.2   Apply Effect and Path Options

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5.3   Manipulate Animations

5.4   Apply and Modify Transitions Between Slides